I am a licensed professional counselor and registered art therapist in Michigan. I graduated from Wayne State University in 2015 and have worked in numerous environments including community clinics, nursing homes, and an inpatient hospital. I have experience working with adults and adolescents in both individual and group settings. Specific areas of experience include depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, stress management, and self-esteem.
I believe strongly that the most important aspect of successful therapy is a positive therapeutic relationship. I strive to understand each of my client's values, interests, and perspectives. My main goal is to be a compassionate source of encouragement and support. I recognize that each person is unique and has their own preferences and needs during counseling. For this reason, I seek and value input from clients regarding what they feel works or doesn't for them.
My treatment approach is often a combination of person-centered, strength-based, and cognitive-behavioral therapy. However, I work from a mix of different theories, depending on the needs of the individual. Goals are an important part of any therapy process, and I understand a client's goals may change as we work together. I constantly encourage my clients to examine their progress and take pride in their strengths and accomplishments.
I believe that we often have the answers to our struggles and concerns within ourselves, and simply may need guidance with finding them. My goal is to help my clients navigate through uncertain or difficult times and develop a better understanding of themselves. It takes courage and motivation to seek help, and I am honored to assist and support others in their journeys.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Self esteem
- Bipolar disorder
- Coping with life changes
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LPC #6401015088 (Expires: 2024-05-31)
Michelle is amazing, she is like no other therapist I’ve had and she really finds ways to connect. She is easy to talk to and open up about life’s struggles. She just knows what to say when I’m stressed
Michelle is great
Michelle is amazing! I've only been speaking with her a short while and I already feel comfortable working with her. Michelle really listens to my concerns and i feel like I can talk to her about anything.
I had so many bad experiences with therapists that I was hesitant to go back to therapy in a time of my life when I needed it most but Michelle was so patient and asked the right questions to get to the heart of the obstacles I was previously tripping over. She is so understanding and easy to talk to about the most difficult topics and I always feel like a weight is being lifted off of me after our phone sessions.
So far, Michelle has been fantastic, reliable and very insightful. I feel that I have already made great progress in working through my issues and look forward to continue on this journey with her. Professional, knowledgable, caring and understanding... what more could I ask for?!
From only a few weeks of knowing her, Michelle has clearly expressed how devoted and willing she is to helping me out. She is thoughtful and knowledgeable and knows exactly what to say to help me feel better. She has provided me with so many tools and worksheets, and has offered me wonderful advice. I feel comfortable and safe when speaking to her. I appreciate her a lot!
Michelle has done an amazing job leading me out of the low I had over months. She not only always has an open ear and advice but understands, respects and cares for her clients! I could message her any time and she would respond to me within hours offering calming words, advice or even a spontanious session to address the current difficulty. And even if I am okay, she checks in to make sure I am! I am so grateful for Michelles support. She gave me the tools and perspectives that I needed and pushed me back on the right track! Michelle you are amazing! Thanks a lot for everything you do for your clients!
Michelle has helped me through a tough relationship! Having her to talk to has been a great resource for me.
Michelle has been very helpful to talk to. She sends me resources after each of our discussions that have been very helpful to me in between our sessions. I feel like I am starting to get concrete steps I can take to better my life and it wouldn't be possible without her.
Michelle has been patient and understanding about the situation I've talked with her about. It was very helpful for me to finally seek help and I'm glad that she was there when I did. Thank you Michelle and the BetterHelp team for all the hardwork you do.
Michelle has already began to help so much in the little time we’ve had. I was extremely nervous to begin this process and it’s been more wasteful than I could imagine. Michelle has made everything light, focused, and motivational.
Michelle is very lovely and her words are comforting. I can see she has a lot of experience with mental health and she definitely know what she’s doing and what she’s talking about. I haven’t been speaking to Michelle for that long yet, however in the short time I feel more comfortable and more safe speaking with Michelle than I have with other mental health professionals.
Michelle is great. She checks in when I haven't written for awhile which makes me feel like she cares. She has a range of techniques and strategies and she strikes the right balance between being understanding without being enabling.
During my short time with Michelle, I think I've come to understand and additionally discover myself more with her help. She definitely supports and respects my opinions, which I really appreciate. She is also a great listener. I hope that I can continue to improve myself with the aid of her guidance.
Michelle has been a great help to me in the few sessions I've had with her. She has offered many different techniques to use for focus and stress release. She is easy to speak to and genuinely understanding. I would definitely recommend her.
Understanding and compassionate, Michelle has a lovely kind way of dealing with my problems. I am very happy with the progress that we have made together and am eager to have sessions with Michelle again.
Very friendly, awesome advice and makes me feel very calm and clear headed after speaking.
She always responds in a timely manner, and has obviously taken the time to listen to my responses. So far she has come across as very professional and competent.
Love the counseling I receive from Michelle!
While my time with Michelle has been short, she has created a professional relationship that is both promising and safe. As someone who has had trouble finding a therapist to suit my needs, this is huge.
I'm excited to see what kind of progress can be made with my mental health.
I am so impressed with Michelle's prompt responses. She acknowledges the things I bring up and helps me work through them, and if we need to circle back, she's happy to do that as well.
I think Michelle is of great support and sensitive to see the core of the problem. Her being so responsive during the day, felt like talking to a positive journal.
Michelle is fantastic! She is helping me so much. I highly recommend her.