Michelle Trupiano

(LPC, ATR)

About Me

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.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Self esteem
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Anger management , Career difficulties , Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

Licensing

LPC #6401015088 (Expires: 2021-05-31)


Reviews

Written by J.A. on Jan 12, 2021 after counseling with Michelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

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.

Written by S.H. on Dec 29, 2020 after counseling with Michelle for 2 weeks

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.

Written by M.A. on Oct 22, 2020 after counseling with Michelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and anger management

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.

Written by S.H. on Oct 14, 2020 after counseling with Michelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

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.

Written by E.L. on Oct 05, 2020 after counseling with Michelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Michelle is amazing. Best counselor ever.

Written by K.R. on Sep 22, 2020 after counseling with Michelle for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

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.

Written by S.N. on Sep 01, 2020 after counseling with Michelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

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.

Written by E.R. on Aug 31, 2020 after counseling with Michelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, and adhd

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.

Written by M.A. on Jun 29, 2020 after counseling with Michelle for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Michelle is the one person I feel like I can connect with right now. She understands and has helped me so much through these hard times. I recommend talking to Michelle because she takes the nice approach. Doesn’t turn it on me and make it negative on me. Puts the whole experience into perspective for me

Written by T.I. on Jun 14, 2020 after counseling with Michelle for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

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.

Written by J.E. on May 04, 2020 after counseling with Michelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

Very friendly, awesome advice and makes me feel very calm and clear headed after speaking.

Written by K.E. on May 04, 2020 after counseling with Michelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, grief, and coping with life changes

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.

Written by L.I. on Apr 15, 2020 after counseling with Michelle for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

Love the counseling I receive from Michelle!

Written by K.R. on Apr 14, 2020 after counseling with Michelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and bipolar disorder

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.

Written by L.A. on Mar 30, 2020 after counseling with Michelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

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.

Written by L.U. on Mar 18, 2020 after counseling with Michelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

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.

Written by K.Y. on Mar 14, 2020 after counseling with Michelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, and career difficulties

Michelle is fantastic! She is helping me so much. I highly recommend her.