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Michelle Strahl, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Parenting issues Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

I am a clinical social worker licensed in Oregon. I have over 15 years of experience working with clients in a variety of settings and with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, OCD, autism, parenting, career challenges, ADHD, eating disorders, addiction, and trauma.

My therapy style is collaborative, encouraging, and warm. I believe in treating all individuals with respect, dignity, and compassion. I am committed to addressing cultural issues around implicit bias, racism, equity and injustices for communities of color and those with diverse backgrounds. I approach this with a culture of humility, as well as an understanding that I am responsible for my own lifelong learning. I strive to be open to feedback and to put meaningful and authentic action behind these sentiments.
My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, and solution-focused therapy, and I will tailor our dialogue and treatment goals to meet your unique and specific needs.

It takes courage to seek change and support, and I feel privileged clients allow me to be a part of their journey. Whether you have a history of therapy, or are seeking support for the first time, I look forward to working with you and helping you to accomplish your goals.

Professional experience

15yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Parenting issues Depression Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Family conflicts, Grief, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Co-morbidity, Control issues, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Fertility Issues, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Postpartum Depression, Pregnancy and childbirth, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

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

Services offered

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These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Michelle Strahl. 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.

Michelle has been a great therapist to me as I navigated some major life changes. She is kind and approachable and her insight into different situations has always been helpful. I highly recommend her!

Written on Nov 19, 2022 after therapy with Michelle for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes