Dr. Michelle Turnbough


About me

I am Dr. Turnbough and I have worked in the social service field for over 20 years. As a counselor licensed in Illinois I have over 18 years of experience working as an addiction counselor and holding positions of Clinical Leadership. I have worked with those that have experienced concerns from domestic violence, addiction, depression, stress, anxiety, parenting and relationship problems. I have provided counseling to adolescences, individuals, couples, and families. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse.

My counseling style is warm, empathetic and solution focused. I believe in treating everyone with respect, dignity, and care. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, client-centered, strength based and motivational interviewing. I will work with you to meet your desired goals.

In life people experience many challenges and circumstances that can shape how they feel or think and impact them in negative ways. I can help you navigate through life challenges to gain hope and strategies for an empowered future. I believe people can overcome their challenges and become their best selves.

I look forward to working with you!


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Anger management , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Drug and Alcohol Addiction

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 13

Services offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


IL LCPC 180.011409


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

Written on May 02, 2021 after therapy with Michelle for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, and self esteem

Dr. Turnbough is amazing! She’s very easy to talk to, and makes you feel comfortable right away. It feels like you’ve known her forever

Written on Apr 02, 2021 after therapy with Michelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Dr Turnbough is the best. She is very attentive and asks the right questions. She has a high level of expertise and is great at what she does.

Written on Feb 22, 2021 after therapy with Michelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Dr. Turnbough is very kind and easy to talk to. I enjoy having our sessions.

Work with me!