My name is Michelle Zeilman and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Missouri and a certified Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinical Specialist with 17 years of clinical experience and 25 years of experience in the Human Service Field. Flexible, highly individualized, client directed treatment is of utmost importance to me, fostered through an empathic, genuine, collaborative relationship. Treatment is about the client and I believe my role is to understand the client's world through their eyes and help them navigate their human experience. I conceptualize client concerns through a systemic relational perspective and select treatment techniques based on evidence based practice and the individual needs of the client.
My experience includes treating individuals and families with widely varied needs throughout the lifespan. I have worked with children ages 4 and up, families, and adults, many of those with high/severe needs, in a variety of settings including residential treatment, post psychiatric hospitalization, specialized schools, intensive in-home services, agency based outpatient work (foster care/adoption, abuse/neglect issues for adults and children, juvenile justice), and private practice. I have served clients from a range of ages, backgrounds, socio-economic statuses, experiences and diagnoses.
In general practice, I provide services for: depression, anxiety and other mood disorders; adjustment disorder issues; ADHD/executive functioning issues; difficulties with both individual and family life transitions and development; stress; and trauma. My areas of specific specialty are: child/adolescent therapy; family and relationship therapy; parenting support; difficulties with socialization/navigating social relationships or social structures; relationship issues across a variety of contexts; difficulties in larger system interactions; special populations/disabilities; and Autism. My experience also includes working as an adjunct instructor in a university counseling program for 11 years training therapists in coursework including ethics, clinical practicums, family therapy, and special populations.
I hold an M.Ed. in Counseling from the University of Missouri Saint Louis have obtained Ph.D. level education up to dissertation (ABD). I obtained my BS in Psychology from George Mason University. I hold a certification as an Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinical Specialist. I was a National Certified Counselor as credentialed by the National Board of Certified Counselors from 2005-2017 and remain eligible for certification.
Additional areas of focus: Trauma and abuse, Grief, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
MO LPC 2005041288
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I am very happy with Michelle!!
Written on Aug 22, 2022 after therapy with Michelle for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and parenting issues
Michelle is an amazing person! Soooo understanding and is very intelligent. Words can’t even explain how much she’s helped me already and I’ve only been with her for probably a month or so now.
Written on Aug 19, 2022 after therapy with Michelle for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd
Great Woman. Highly gifted. For once I look forward to becoming a better me!
Written on Jul 09, 2022 after therapy with Michelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, coaching, an
I really enjoy our sessions. I am finding it very helpful and supportive. It gets easier with every session even though I'm so nervous at first. I'm enjoying it more every time. It really does help to have support.
Written on Jun 17, 2022 after therapy with Michelle for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd