Michele D'Angelo

(LCSW)

About Me

Hello, I’m Michele D'Angelo. I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of New York, and I have been working in the mental health field for the past 9 years. In that time, I spent 5 of those years specifically working with children, teens, and families; including families involved in the juvenile justice system, the foster system, and with the Department of Family and Children’s Services. I am very comfortable addressing trauma, grief, and family dynamics. My work with youth and families has familiarized me with issues related to academics and the school system. For the past 4 years I have worked as an on-site therapist at an elementary/middle school setting in district 75, which is an alternative school.

I have experience working with teens that are struggling with a wide range of issues including: depression, anxiety, anger issues, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, low self-esteem, behavior issues, social skills deficits, as well as addiction and substance use issues.

Throughout all of my experience, I have developed excellent clinical skills and pride myself on my expertise. I feel most comfortable utilizing a number of theoretical approaches based on what the client brings to the session. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. I most often incorporate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy principles, motivational interviewing, harm reduction, systems theory, attachment theory, and a client centered approach. In older youth and adults I focus a lot on processing and meeting the client where they are at in the session. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.

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.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing

Years of Experience: 9

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #089024 (Expires: 2022-11-30)


Reviews

Written by V.I. on Jul 29, 2020 after counseling with Michele for 3 months

Michele was quickly able to develop a relationship with my daughter and to open her up so she would feel safe sharing her feelings and getting to where she wants and needs to be!

Written by R.Y. on Jul 21, 2020 after counseling with Michele for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

I have been talking to Michele for a few months now and it's been great. At first I was awkward with the whole online counseling but she is easy to talk to so it didn't take me long to acclimate. From time to time she points out things to consider from what I say -- that's been very helpful. I know I'm in a long haul but I am feeling very comfortable. Highly recommended.

Written by K.A. on Jul 18, 2020 after counseling with Michele for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I started using teen counseling about 6 weeks ago or maybe a little more. I was paired with Michele. I really enjoy my conversations with Michele. She doesn’t push the traditional CBT etc. & yet she doesn’t “tell it like it is.” She’s always on my side and responds to me every night which for someone like me whose mind is always going, it’s nice to look forward to a response from Michele. She’s awesome.

Written by E.M. on Jun 20, 2020 after counseling with Michele for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and anger management

Helpful and there when you need to talk!

Written by K.A. on May 14, 2020 after counseling with Michele for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and adhd

Michele has been a great person to talk with in these trying times.
Always there to listen and check in.
She is a true professional
Well informed and aware of multiple world and society issues, she has another level of understanding.
She has provided a safe space for me to freely express myself with her
with no judgment or bias.
Thank you for your help Michele!

Written by D.O. on May 06, 2020 after counseling with Michele for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, eating disorders, parenting issues, and self esteem

Michele was the right person for teen counseling to match me with. She is a great listener, and she "gets it." She understands my concerns, and she provides the supportive feedback that helps me take appropriate steps toward sorting out my thoughts. I like the online format that teen counseling offers, and I am confident in Michele.

Written by D.E. on May 04, 2020 after counseling with Michele for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

Michele was a very good listener and her support has helped me get through some tough times! I highly recommend her as a counselor, and more importantly a friend.

Written by A.L. on May 02, 2020 after counseling with Michele for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and compassion fatigue

Michele has a great way of providing you with the tools to look at yourself in from a different angle.. She asks the right questions and I find it a very insightful chatting with her. I get something out of every live session that we have. There is always a sense of progress. She also makes it a point to always check in to provide a continuous and consistent dialogue so you never feel out of touch.

Written by N.I. on May 02, 2020 after counseling with Michele for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and parenting issues

She is very receptive, helps me out when I need it and all around has helped me understand how to go forward with my relationship with my wife, and kid.