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.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
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 , Adoption and Foster Care , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Antisocial Personality , Attachment Issues , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Avoidant Personality , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Cancer , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Co-morbidity , Commitment Issues , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Dependent Personality , Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) , Dissociation , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Emptiness , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , First Responder Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Hoarding , Impulsivity , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Midlife Crisis , Mood Disorders , Multicultural Concerns , Narcissism , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Paranoia , Personality Disorders , Phobias , Postpartum Depression , Posttraumatic Stress , Pregnancy and Childbirth , Prejudice and Discrimination , Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling) , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Sexuality , Smoking/Vaping Cessation , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Somatization , Traumatic Brain Injury , Trichotillomania , Visually Impaired , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy
LPC #4779-125 (Expires: 2023-02-28)
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.
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.
Michelle is a caring and understanding counselor. I would recommend her to friends and family.