Michele Schaffner

(LMHC)
Therapist Michele Schaffner Photo

About Me

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 25 years of experience working as a therapist and life coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD, ADHD, time management, anger management and using effective coping skills. I also helped many people who have experienced trauma and substance abuse.

My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and putting a plan into action to make changes. I have used a combination of cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and rational-emotive counseling. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I can provide both individual and family counseling to help with the dynamics of the family.

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

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 26

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMHC #6519 (Expires: 2023-03-31)


Reviews

Written by N.E. on Oct 13, 2021 after therapy with Michele for 1 month

Still early to know wether an online communication can replace face to face sessions

Written by J.O. on Oct 08, 2021 after therapy with Michele for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigu

Michele is a very patient and great listener, most people tend to listen without a proper response but she is indeed a very knowledgeable therapist in my humble opinion.

Written by C.H. on Sep 30, 2021 after therapy with Michele for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, and bipolar disorder

She listens, understands and is very helpful. Easy to talk to and I'm happy I feel amazing now

Written by A.N. on Sep 29, 2021 after therapy with Michele for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and anger management

Michelle is wonderful and Extremely smart and knowledgeable and her fields I am truly cares

Written by S.E. on Sep 20, 2021 after therapy with Michele for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, anger management, bipolar disorder, and adhd

I totally appreciate the way she reaches out to me. I feel completely confident in her working with me. And I will continue coming to her.

Written by D.A. on Sep 18, 2021 after therapy with Michele for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

I have attempted therapy so many times in the past and never been happy with with the outcome until now. Michelle’s kindness and enthusiasm always makes me feel comfortable, supported and heard when opening up about myself and my past. She provides really good advice and guidance constantly and even though I’ve not been contact with her long, she’s already got me feeling really positive about my future. I highly recommend.

Written by B.R. on Sep 16, 2021 after therapy with Michele for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Fast response times helpful kind