Michelle Sylvester

(LCSW)
Therapist Michelle Sylvester Photo

About Me

LIFE IS HARD. We all find times in our lives when we could use a little help and sometimes we don't know who to turn to...

I don't have all the answers. What I do offer is experience, insight, and support to help you not just survive, but thrive through life's hard moments. I have the education and training (Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 6 years of experience) that provides my clients with up-to-date evidence based interventions that help clients learn new ways of viewing their situations, coping with their feelings/thoughts, and increasing their communication skills.

I use a strength based client focused approach to harness the unique skills of an individual and pit those against the challenges they might be facing. Specifically, I utilize a variety of therapeutic approaches tailored to meet individual needs including: cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy, motivational interviewing, problem solving therapy, and cognitive processing therapy.


Specialties

  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem
  • Career difficulties
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Blended Family Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Gottman Method, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 7

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #11038 (Expires: 2021-10-31)


Reviews

Written by R.U. on Oct 04, 2021 after therapy with Michelle for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

After working with Michelle for a few months, I have seen so much growth within myself and my mental health. She is so unassuming, knowledgeable and open. Because of Michelle's help, I'm able to stand strong in who I am and what I believe in.

Written by J.E. on Sep 30, 2021 after therapy with Michelle for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

Michelle was very attentive and understanding.

Written by K.A. on Sep 28, 2021 after therapy with Michelle for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, grief, sleeping disorders, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Excellent care. Highly reccomend

Written by C.A. on Sep 21, 2021 after therapy with Michelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Michelle is professional, a great listener, and just the support I was looking for. I’ve gotten a lot of value in just the last two weeks. She asks questions understand my concerns but also challenges me with questions for me to think about my own behavior. I love the format of once per day messaging so I have time to think about our conversation and I feel like I get more out of it than sitting with someone once a week. I look forward to my notifications that I have a message from her

Written by R.O. on May 23, 2021 after therapy with Michelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Michelle is a wonderful listener who cuts through what I say to the core issues on hand and has made several observations that have really helped me understand what is going on in my head. She has been a big help thus far!

Written by A.N. on May 06, 2021 after therapy with Michelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Michelle is very attentive and helps you see things in a relaxing and more peaceful way.

Written by J.O. on Apr 09, 2021 after therapy with Michelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

I’ve only had one face to face meeting with Michelle but she is very goal / help oriented, which I genuinely appreciate so much. It feels like someone is going to help me get a handle on my anxiety by putting some tangible things in place to cope better.

Written by L.I. on Jan 25, 2021 after therapy with Michelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Great therapist highly recommend her

Written by K.R. on Jan 16, 2021 after therapy with Michelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

Michelle has been extremely helpful and supportive. She has helped me think through and thereby figure out how I should handle my relationship issues by asking insightful questions which helped me think things through.
She is also very reliable and punctual which is much appreciated. Highly recommend!

Written by K.A. on Sep 17, 2020 after therapy with Michelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and career difficulties

Michelle has been wonderful. She can easily identify the underlying problems that I am facing and act on helping me through them in various ways of couching, worksheets and suggestions.

Written by P.A. on Sep 01, 2020 after therapy with Michelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Patient and knowledgeable