As an experienced Connecticut Licensed Professional Counselor with a Masters Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling I have experience in helping clients reduce, navigate and prevent anxiety, panic attacks, OCD symptoms, depression. I also have experience in treating trauma and in reducing reactivity to triggers of trauma. I also counsel clients with mood disorders and can help clients learn how to self regulate. I have worked with adolescents, college students, adults of all ages, on all sorts of issues including: relationship issues, grief, career issues, self esteem, anxiety, panic attacks, depression, loneliness, adjustment issues. I know a lot about Christian religions and consider myself very spiritual. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I treat everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines Person Centered, Adlerian, and cognitive-behavioral, I have an eclectic approach and will work with you to design a treatment plan that will best help you to accomplish your goals. I am married and have an adult son and daughter and have worked with couples and families as well as individuals.
It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.
I look forward to working with you!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Parenting issues
- Self esteem
- Bipolar disorder
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Codependency , Communication Problems , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Dissociation , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Eating and Food-Related Issues , Emptiness , Expats , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Fatherhood Issues , Fertility Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Men's Issues , Midlife Crisis , Money and Financial Issues , Mood Disorders , Multicultural Concerns , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Personality Disorders , Postpartum Depression , Posttraumatic Stress , Prejudice and Discrimination , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Sexuality , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
LPC #002555 (Expires: 2022-05-31)
She was wonderful and was a great listener. She made it seem as if I had an ally in my life.
Michelle made a huge difference in my life! I came to counseling very unsure, unconfident but knew I had to make a change. Michelle was patient in listening and provide small, tactical actions that made a huge difference in overcoming my anxiety. We also did some meditative practices to help focus on being more present. She was also very flexible with scheduling! I am leaving counseling a more calm, joyful and confident individual who has the tools that I need to be successful, all thanks to Michelle! I would highly recommend her!
Michelle is extremely helpful and listens to our needs.
Michelle has been an amazing counselor. She took her time in getting to know me. She is encouraging and supportive. She also took the time needed to help me understand what I am dealing with and gave me helpful worksheets and suggestions to better my confidence, self-esteem, and self care. She is very understanding and there for you and very responsive. Thank you Michelle for everything! And I hope our paths cross again soon!
She is a good listener and helps me sort out my thoughts. Gives me ideas that sometimes I cant see over my anxiety. I appreciate her words.
Michelle is a very thoughtful and experienced counselor who quickly earned my trust and has given me very practical advice that has helped me with a variety of challenging situations.
Michelle was a wonderful help to me as I dealt with depression and anxiety symptoms. She is very supportive and caring and offers good advice. If I ever return to counseling, I wouldn’t hesitate to connect with Michelle again.
Michelle is a professional, supportive, respectful, and very kind. I would highly recommend her.
Michelle has been an incredible support in the time I've known her. She has went above and beyond to listen to me, and work around my schedule. I think she is filled with so much wisdom and love. I love her and the safe space she has created for me.
Michele has helped me get through tough situations work. What I like about her is that she listens and gives me ways to deal with the negative that goes on at work. Also, her telling me about leaving a little earlier is the best thing to do rather listening to bickering. I thank her for all the help. My schedule is not flexible enough to visit in an office. If something happens, I can log in and let it go :)