Michelle Starnes


About Me

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and therapist in Indiana with over 10 years of experience working in the field of mental health and addiction. I have worked with adults of all ages as well as teens and geriatric populations with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, trauma and/or abuse, PTSD, grief and loss, relationship issues, and addiction.

My approach is person-centered, empowering, warm, sensitive and empathetic. I specialize in numerous evidence-based interventions such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused CBT, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Trauma-informed care, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Rapid Resolution Therapy (RRT). I tailor my approach as appropriate to best serve the individual's needs.

I would be honored to support and walk along-side you in your journey toward emotional wellness, better mental health and improved functioning.

I look forward to working with you!


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 7

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LCSW #34007789A (Expires: 2022-04-01)


Written by T.Y. on Jan 12, 2021 after counseling with Michelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, and adhd

She is very good, doesnt push me to do anything lets me figure out what choices i want to make and i really like that about her 5/5 stars

Written by S.A. on Jan 09, 2021 after counseling with Michelle for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Michelle was great to work with. She listened, asked thoughtful questions, and helped me set realistic goals. She was also able to expertly identify the root cause of my issues which helped me to overcome them. I loved working with Michelle!