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Dr. Mishelle Ortiz-Velez, LMFT

Stress, Anxiety Family conflicts Grief Self esteem, Motivation Coping with life changes
Video Phone Live Chat Messaging

About me

Mishelle Ortiz-Velez is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, with over nine years of clinical experience working with individuals, families, and couples. She recently received her PhD in Family Therapy, from Nova Southeastern University, and is passionate about using her continued education and experience to empower clients through the struggles they face.
Dr. Ortiz has extensive experience working with trauma, grief and loss, suicidality, high conflict divorce and separation, domestic violence, and co-occurring disorders. Special interests include helping individuals cope through family cycles and family structure adjustment periods such as blending families, divorce and separation, or adoption.
Dr. Ortiz strongly believes that, just as in all relationships, a successful therapeutic relationship is based on respect, transparency, and trustworthy interactions. Her framework for therapy is based on the understanding that with the appropriate support and the possibility of a new perspective, you can create opportunities to respond to difficulties in more effective ways.
Dr. Ortiz’s desire to help others is matched only by her desire to travel the world. The thrill and anticipation felt from boarding a flight provides her with a sense of joy that reinvigorates her desire to spread joy and amplifies the passion she has for her work. Clients describe Dr. Ortiz as warm, relatable, and understanding, with a unique outlook on life.

Professional experience

3yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Family conflicts Grief Self esteem, Motivation Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

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

Services offered

Video
Phone
Live Chat
Messaging

License information

FL LMFT MT3026

Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Mishelle Ortiz-Velez. 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.

I started seeing Dr. Mishelle two years ago when I found myself crying at work (teacher) before the school year even started. Since then she has helped me improve my work-life balance, helped me set boundaries with my family, helped me find ways to cope with stress that work for me, helped to improve my self-talk and self-care, and let go of perfectionism. She is kind, caring, and easy to talk to and I have seen vast improvement in myself these past two years thanks to her guidance. I am in a better place to advocate for myself, take on the pressures of work while going to school myself, and still enjoy life outside of that. Thank you so much, Dr. Mishelle!

Written on Aug 11, 2023 after therapy with Mishelle for 1 year and 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

This service is amazing. It's a. It has helped me get to a great place in my life. My counselor is awesome! She knows me so well

Written on Jul 06, 2023 after therapy with Mishelle for 2 years and 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and grief

Dr. Ortiz-Velez has been helping me through one of the worst times of my life for a while. I appreciate her honesty, humor, and her holding space for me and my quirks. Good therapists are very hard to find, and I'm blessed to find one on my first go of therapy. I'd gatekeep her if I could. 10 out of 10, highly recommend!

Written on Dec 26, 2022 after therapy with Mishelle for 1 year and 11 months on issues concerning grief, and compassion fatigue

Dr. Ortiz-Velez is phenomenal. She has truly helped me change my internal monologue and given me tools to stop anxiety spirals. She really understands my needs and my specific struggles in today's world. My sessions are fun, full of helpful ideas, and just challenging enough to push me, but not to overwhelm me.

Written on Sep 13, 2022 after therapy with Mishelle for 1 year and 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and compassion fatigue

Dr. Ortiz-Velez is an amazing therapist. I really appreciate her expertise and the worksheets that she provides. Since joining Better Help and being matched with her I have seen so much improvement in my life. She is excellent and connecting with my background and providing culturally relevant care

Written on Jun 23, 2022 after therapy with Mishelle for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and compassion fatigue

I feel so much better after working with her! She really helped me see that I could turn myself around, and I can't thank her enough for that.

Written on Jun 23, 2022 after therapy with Mishelle for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem