Michelle Donovan

(MS, LPC)
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About Me

Hello, My name is Michelle Donovan MS, LPC. I am a licensed practical Counselor with over 15 years of direct clinical experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. I have worked in both in home and outpatient setting working with a wide range of mental health and behavioral disorders which include: Depression, AODA, ADHD, Bi-polar Disorder, Trauma, as well as parenting issues, communication approaches, and other interpersonal behavioral issues that not only effect the person but others in the home and within the dynamics of the community. I have demonstrated a strong professional skill base working with diversity within the family and in the community. I have a strong skill base working with youth adolescent males that have been referred for sexually assault treatment both individually and in a group setting. I have also been professionally trained to use Narrative Therapy to treat Reactive Attachment Disorder. I also have extensive knowledge, training, and skills base working with tweenaged girls that may be struggling with identity development, depression, sexual abuses, somatic and other behaviors suggesting the youth is experiencing trauma of any kind. My years of experience and diverse knowledge have provided me with a great responsibility to give back to the communities that are most in need. I am passionate about my role as a clinician and am driven to provide quality mental health care to anyone seeking treatment.

My approach to treatment is described as strength based and client centered. I am empathic, compassionate, and highly engaged in the treatment models and modalities that resonate with my therapeutic style. That includes: using modalities that are within the scope of best practice and what is best for the client. I strive to create a safe, non judgmental, respectful, honest, and compassionate place for clients to openly share. I am trained to provide cognitive behavioral therapy, Adlerian therapy, Solution Focused, and I sprinkle in some Gestalt as needed. Remembering the client's needs drive the treatment process and that treatment modalities are specific to the desired outcome.

My professional goals are driven by the needs of our society and culture. Being a person that values integrity, honesty, and providing a healthy environment for client's to feel safe and willing to share. Engaging in rapport and developing a trusting relationship is key to finding a treatment provider that will support you with developing your new narrative, and helping you seek your life worth living. i.e. Our Best Life.


Specialties

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

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy

Years of Experience: 19

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #4779-125 (Expires: 2023-02-28)


Reviews

Written by S.E. on Oct 06, 2021 after therapy with Michelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Michelle takes the time to listen to me and find healthy ways to cope with my anxiety and stress. She allows me to express myself without judgement or critique. Her soft demeanor has a calming presence and makes me feel safe, which is hard for me to find. I’d recommend working with Michelle.

Written by E.L. on Oct 05, 2021 after therapy with Michelle for 2 weeks

Great therapist

Written by L.I. on Sep 14, 2021 after therapy with Michelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with life changes, and adhd

In the short time I’ve known Michelle, I truly feel special and known by her care. She is someone that creates an open environment to share, without the pressure to present your struggles in a certain way. I appreciate her realness and genuine desire to care, and I would recommend her to anyone seeking support.

Written by B.L. on Sep 07, 2021 after therapy with Michelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and anger management

Michelle is a caring and understanding counselor. I would recommend her to friends and family.