First and foremost, I am a daughter of Christ. I am a bible believer and believe Jesus Christ died on the cross to save me from my sins. I would not be where I am in my life today without Jesus as my Lord and Savior. I believe that life is hard with Jesus, so without Him, it is truly impossible. I trust and obey God totally and with my whole life. I have been a Christian counselor in my church as well as in the secular world. I meet people where they are at, as Jesus did.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and I have 11 years of experience working with individuals and families as well as extensively working with adolescents. I have helped people with a wide range of concerns including posttraumatic stress disorder, childhood trauma’s, depression, anxiety, parenting issues, relationship and family issues, stage of life challenges, the pain of recovering after a divorce, decision-making, and problem-solving. Other related experience includes working with incarcerated youth who come from the hard streets of Miami. I have also helped many women and men by guiding them through the pain of divorce.
My counseling style is empathetic and interactive and is grounded in wellness of the whole person, emotionally, physically, spiritually, and mentally. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Reality based therapy are my primary approach as I have worked with individuals, groups, and families. While helping people develop tools and skills to empower them and help them achieve their goals, I support people through their process and share their journey. Empathy, compassion, trust, and respect are most important to me and my role as a therapist.
All human beings have emotions. Emotions like sadness, anger, confusion, fear, guilt. Some emotions are hard to understand sometimes when we are going through different seasons of our life. Taking the first step and realizing you may need to talk to a therapist, to guide you through these challenging times, is a positive choice in the right direction. I am here to provide a safe, and supportive place for you to become healthier and more aware of how to handle your current issues.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Self esteem
Addictions , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Antisocial Personality , Avoidant Personality , Communication Problems , Divorce and Separation , Life Purpose , Midlife Crisis , Narcissism , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing
LMHC #MH10892 (Expires: 2023-03-31)
I have had two sessions with Michelle and I can't begin to express how beneficial each session has been. Having someone to talk to is priceless. She is always patient with a listening ear. After my sessions, I feel encouraged and she gives me small goals to work on in between sessions. I thank God for Faithful Counseling and the gift Michelle has already been in my life.
I have been a client of Michelle for about 4 months now and the improvement I have seen in my self esteem, thought patterns, and understanding of depression itself is amazing. If you are feeling stuck, I promise you Michelle has the expertise and heart to help you pull through!
Michelle listens, Cares, and provides nudges as needed in the right direction. I appreciate her!