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Dr. Michelle Stangline, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Grief Parenting issues Depression
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About me


My name is Dr. Michelle Stangline. My doctorate degree is in Counseling Psychology. I have been counseling adults at all stages of life, teenagers, and children since 2004. In 2004 I worked as a mental health counselor at a psychiatric mental health facility for four years in Atlanta, Georgia. Here, I worked with adults of all ages struggling with mental health and addiction. For the past 24 years I have worked with adults, college students, high school students, middle school students, and elementary students as a school counselor and as an adjunct professor at Mercer University for graduate students in Clinical Counseling. I have also worked as an Equine Therapist, Grief Therapist, Play Therapist, Sand Tray Therapist, Beyond Art Therapy Therapist, E.M.D.R., Hypnotherapy, and Trauma. Please note that I only treat adults at this time.

My training in therapy is extensive and I believe in an eclectic approach to therapy (No one therapy works alone). I believe that it is my job to find a therapies that fits my individual client's needs. I have been trained in all the Traditional Therapies and many other therapies. These include (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Humanistic Therapy, Rational Emotive Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Freudian Therapy, and Existential Therapy. Other therapies I am trained in include Play Therapy, Sand Tray Therapy, Grief Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Art Therapy, Hypnotherapy, Gestalt Therapy, Creative Therapy, E.M.D.R. Therapy, Tapas Accupressure Trauma Therapy, and Garden Therapy. I am also a Trauma Specialist and Grief Specialist for adults, teens, and children. I enjoy working with and helping people with Anxiety, Anger Management, Addictions, Depression, A.D.D. / A.D.H.D., Addictions, Grief, Relationship Issues, Parenting Issues, Behavior Issues, Emotional Abuse Issues, Trauma, and Careers.

The approach I take in therapy is truly a creative one. If you would like to see some samples please check out my website at I have written over 12 eBooks on counseling techniques on counseling and mental health issues. Six of these eBooks are geared for therapist so that they can learn creative techniques for their clients. I do not believe in doing "Just Talk Therapy" with clients. I take a creative approach that will take you to a deeper place and help create more meaning in therapy.

If you are interested in therapy that will allow you to truly learn about yourself, help you reach your fullest potential, live your best life, and be your happiest self please contact me. Together we will begin the journey into therapy. I will be here to support you all the way. I know how hard it is to make that first step. I have been there myself and have seen how powerful great therapy can be! But first you have to show up for therapy. It's not going to always be easy and fun, but I can promise you that if you are ready for therapy, and do the work involved, you will never regret your decision to start therapy.

I tell my clients that they need to come to our therapy sessions with an open mind. It's okay to be open, yet skeptical with what we will be doing and I will be there to keep you safe. I only ask that you bring your trust to the therapy sessions and give it a try. Every technique I use with my clients is one that I have used on myself. The creative therapies are very powerful in the healing process, but you must be ready to try. I encourage you to really think about your being ready to change your life? Please note I am not the therapist for everyone. I only work part time and have to limit myself to 20 clients on my caseload. I cannot accept clients from certain time zones such as Australia and Asia due to the conflict of my time zone which is EST. Also, I am only accepting adult clients at this time.

I look forward to hearing from you soon and helping you live to the fullest potential in life. Are you are ready to put the time and energy into something that will change your life if you allow it to? If so, then I am the counselor for you!

Dr. Michelle Stangline, Licensed Professional Counselor

Important; Please note my hours can only accommodate you if you are willing to have a therapy session that will fit into the EST from (10 a.m. to 5 p.m. M-F). Please check your time zone and see if your need for a session would fit into my time zone hours.

Professional experience

25yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Grief Parenting issues Depression

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Attachment issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Body image, Caregiver issues and stress, Chronic pain illness and disability, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Men's issues, Midlife crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and financial issues, Mood disorders , Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social anxiety and phobia, Somatization, Traumatic Brain Injury, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Hypnotherapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

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License information

GA LPC LPC004703


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Michelle Stangline. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Dr Stangline helped me find my confidence again. And honestly she follows my lead. The mental health I am gaining is because she has helped me see it within myself, not because she has given me her own opinions. I value her so much!

Written on Feb 19, 2023 after therapy with Michelle for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Dr Stangline is a very experienced therapist and someone who truly cares about her patients. She is kind, listens deeply and is naturally empathetic.

Written on Nov 19, 2022 after therapy with Michelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

She is kind and understanding. She gives me endless support. She has helped me crawl out of some dark holes and helped get me through some very rough times. I look forward to our talks ad I always come away feeling better.

Written on Nov 03, 2022 after therapy with Michelle for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, self esteem, and adhd

Amazingly Wonderful

Written on Jun 18, 2022 after therapy with Michelle for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Dr Stangline has picked up on my key concerns already and we have explored certain key areas already. She is respectful and empathetic and I look forward to working with her.

Written on May 30, 2022 after therapy with Michelle for 2 weeks

Dr. Stangline has been so amazing through this whole process. She understands my concerns and helps me work through the root of my problems in a way that actually work for me. She is so supportive and welcoming, which has not been my therapy experience in the past. I can not recommend her enough.

Written on May 19, 2022 after therapy with Michelle for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd