I am an LISW-S in the State of Ohio, a LICSW in the State of Alabama and a LCSW in the State of Florida, with over 12 years working in the social work field. As a Clinical Social Worker, I provide individual therapy services to assess, treat mental health conditions and life stressors for youth through adult. I am a Certified Telehealth Practitioner, Certified Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP) and a Certified Youth Mental Health Specialist (CYMHS), I am also a member of the National Association of Social Workers.
My goal is to remove barriers to access quality services. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines Cognitive-Behavioral (CBT) , Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Dialectal Behavior Therapy (DBT). I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
FL LCSW SW19530
OH LISW I.1800911
AL LICSW 4338C
Written on Jun 13, 2023 after therapy with MICHELLE for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and anger management
Very helpful! She is a great listener and always has helpful, constructive things to say. She sprinkles in tried and true methods to help with anxiety, as well as giving great advice on your personal situation.
Written on Mar 03, 2023 after therapy with MICHELLE for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and lgbt
Michelle is great therapist, she listen to all your concern and life struggle , looking forward to continue working with her.
Written on Nov 30, 2022 after therapy with MICHELLE for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Ms. Western is the bomb dot com
Written on Nov 28, 2022 after therapy with MICHELLE for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, and adhd
Michelle has been such a great help in my life and relationship in the short time I have been speaking with her. She is a great listener, and able to listen and give great advice equally. And when she does give advice or techniques/strategies to try, they are always super helpful and things I would have not known otherwise to try. Overall a great person, and very relatable. Very thankful to be matches with her.
Written on Nov 17, 2022 after therapy with MICHELLE for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes
Michelle is amazing! She guides the sessions in an excellent manner. She provided me with tools to progress that were incredibly helpful, and most of all she listened with an open mind and provided me with interesting perspectives that helped to change my mindset in a positive way.
Written on Sep 26, 2022 after therapy with MICHELLE for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes