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Michelle Sylvester, LCSW

Relationships Family conflicts Parenting issues Self esteem, Motivation Career difficulties
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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.

Professional experience

7yrs in practice
Relationships Family conflicts Parenting issues Self esteem, Motivation Career difficulties

Additional areas of focus: 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, Co-morbidity, Divorce and separation, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Intellectual Disability, Life purpose, Military and Veterans Issues, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Self-love, Women's issues, Young Adult Issues

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

Services offered

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License information

CT LCSW 11038

NY LCSW 091385


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

I honestly look forward to my sessions with Michelle. She's a great ally, supporter, and is good at steering me and my perception of situations in a more constructive/honest direction. She helps me come to my own conclusions about what may be bothering me and has help me realize how to figure out what the biggest contributor is. She then helps set up a plan to either re-think how I'm viewing the problem in a more constructive way, or directs me on what I can do to gather more info to better understand the issue. First and foremost, Michelle validates my feelings at every session!

Written on Jan 10, 2023 after therapy with Michelle for 1 year and 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Michelle is an amazing therapist. The best one I’ve had yet. She has helped me deal with a variety of issues this year and has been calm, caring and helpful with her support and therapy practices. I highly recommend her.

Written on Dec 21, 2022 after therapy with Michelle for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Michelle has walked be through one of my most difficult decisions and she reminds me of values, boundaries, and over all expectations in life. I feel like she doesn’t let me settle for less than I deserve, I’m truly thankful

Written on Aug 17, 2022 after therapy with Michelle for 11 months on issues concerning relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I love Michelle!

Written on Aug 16, 2022 after therapy with Michelle for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Michelle is an excellent therapist! Always listen with appropriate advice. Vert down to earth and truly gives objective advise. She helps me set up realistic goals but understands how busy life gets!

Written on Jun 14, 2022 after therapy with Michelle for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching


Written on May 20, 2022 after therapy with Michelle for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, grief, sleeping disorders, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd