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.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Compassion fatigue
MI LPC 6401015088
I recommend better help frequently and, if asked, I mention how good Michelle is specifically. I really love this platform. I love the convenience and I love how I can come back and re-read messages from my counselor and reprocess them mentally as needed. More "traditional" forms of therapy don't provide that.
Written on Sep 05, 2023 after therapy with Michelle for 2 years and 11 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues
I've been working on myself with Michelle for a few years now, and it's been one of the most transformative and impactful decisions of my life. She helped me navigate exiting from an abusive relationship as well as guiding me through the fallout from it. She has helped me identify my own beliefs, personal priorities, and triggers in a changing world with a ton of life changes as well (graduating college, starting a career, pivoting, starting new relationships and friendships). The questions she and I work through allow me to grow as a person and understand myself better in the various environments I am in. She's the best and I have recommended Betterhelp to a ton of friends as a result of her hard work.
Written on Jun 05, 2023 after therapy with Michelle for 2 years and 8 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and family conflicts
Michelle is a great therapist. I've been working with her for over a year and am very grateful for the consistent support. I feel seen and understood and supported unconditionally.
Written on Jun 02, 2023 after therapy with Michelle for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching
Lovely lady very receptive and a great listener
Written on May 09, 2023 after therapy with Michelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd
Michelle is timely in her responses. She considers all of what I have presented her. She is friendly and non-judgemental.
Written on Feb 25, 2023 after therapy with Michelle for 2 years and 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue
Great service. Thank you
Written on Nov 14, 2022 after therapy with Michelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and adhd