Michelle Tarbell

LMFT

About me

Hello! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and have been licensed with the state of Texas for over 15 years. I have had my own Private Practice for the past 14 years. I specialize in working with children and teens in Foster Care and Adoptive homes. My entire career has been focused on working with individuals and families as they work through significant life changes and challenges. My approach to therapy tends to be Client-Centered with my teens. This means they will play a very active part in directing the sessions and we will work together to set goals. I also conduct Play Therapy with my younger clients.


Specialties

  • Trauma and abuse
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , LGBT , Family conflicts , Grief , Anger management , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Attachment Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Codependency , Family of Origin Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy

Years of Experience: 15

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

TX LMFT 5125


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Michelle Tarbell. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with Teen Counseling might be different.

Written on Nov 27, 2022 after therapy with Michelle for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and career difficulties

Michelle Tarbell is always so kind and caring she listens to my problems and always has the best ways to make me smile when I’m having a bad day
10/10 recommend she hasn’t abandoned me and has restored my trust in therapy

Written on Sep 12, 2022 after therapy with Michelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

Michelle helped me to work through a difficult situation with a family member.
Thanks for your help Michelle!

Written on Aug 30, 2022 after therapy with Michelle for 2 months on issues concerning depression, trauma and abuse, grief, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I love Michelle

Written on Aug 04, 2022 after therapy with Michelle for 2 weeks

Michelle is highly responsive, very easy to talk to and knowledgeable. My son enjoys his time with her and has appreciated that she is direct and cuts right to the chase.

Written on Jun 12, 2022 after therapy with Michelle for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

She is what I have been looking for.

Written on Jun 10, 2022 after therapy with Michelle for 2 weeks

Very professional, she understands the significance of therapy and my daughter was very happy after they spoke briefly. Looking forward to working with her.

Written on May 30, 2022 after therapy with Michelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Michelle listens without judgment, has positive and relatable feedback, and is easy to talk with. I trust few people, and she is one of them.

Written on May 11, 2022 after therapy with Michelle for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Michelle has my best interests in mind.

Written on Apr 26, 2022 after therapy with Michelle for 8 months

Working with Michelle has been a great help. We have built a relationship that supports my needs and goals.

Written on Feb 21, 2022 after therapy with Michelle for 2 months

Michelle is great, patient, and helpful. I have had bad experience with therapist before but Michelle really listens and helps me out of every situation I am in. She is also very professional and can perfectly summarize my thoughts after I laid out all my confused and messy thoughts on the table.

Written on Feb 19, 2022 after therapy with Michelle for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, and intimacy-related issues

Michelle has helped me so much. I have tried working with a few therapists prior to her. There is no one else like Michelle. She listen to you and offers good supportive advice. I appreciate her so much!!!

Written on Oct 24, 2021 after therapy with Michelle for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and anger management

I was very anxious starting out counselling as I've never done counselling before. But Michelle has been amazing and super helpful! She is an amazing listener and helps me to look at things in a different perspective. She is caring whilst still being straight forward and not sugar coating things which I appreciate. She has provided me a lot of wise advices that has given me clarity on very hard days and I am grateful for it. She helps me to recognise my own patterns and behaviours that I don't normally see and helps me to be more self aware. Highly recommended! :) thank you for everything Michelle!

Written on Aug 27, 2021 after therapy with Michelle for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Michelle is kind and listens with genuine compassion.

Written on Jul 31, 2021 after therapy with Michelle for 4 weeks on issues concerning lgbt, relationship issues, and self esteem

I have never been to therapy in my life, and minutes before my first session I was very nervous. I had a good feeling about Michelle Tarbell after reading the reviews and her bio, and I can now tell you that she would be the first person I recommend. She is very respectful about anything you tell her, she can help you come up with amazing strategies for whatever plans you have, and she has a lot of wisdom to share. It can be scary trying therapy for the first time, but it takes a good counselor to help you realize it's not so bad. Thank you Michelle!

Written on Jul 31, 2021 after therapy with Michelle for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

The past one month of counselling with Michelle has been nothing but great. She is a friendly and approachable person and a great listener too. This is my first time being so open to someone after bottling up my emotions for the past years. Though we live in completely different continents, we have managed to work out a timing. Talking with Michelle has given me a push to get a referral to a psychiatrist and get medications that I may need. I will be stopping my teencounseling.com sessions with Michelle when since I’m seeing my psychiatrist and psychologist soon.

Written on Jul 09, 2021 after therapy with Michelle for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and adhd

Michelle is a wonderful and kind soul who has been the first therapist out of a life time of seeing different doctors and taking so much medication - she is the first therapist where I can say has helped me make progress. I have a long way to go, but I’m grateful Michelle will be the one to guide me.

Written on Jul 01, 2021 after therapy with Michelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

She's great and she listens well. Her approach to everything is very careful, she is so sweet and caring. Couldn't ask for a better person to talk to

Written on May 15, 2021 after therapy with Michelle for 3 months on issues concerning lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Michelle has been instrumental in my healing after separating from my ex-partner. She has been a great listener, attentive, non-judgemental, kind and compassionate. She knows what I need for my own healing, and she has been supportive and sensible. I would recommend her to anyone! =)

Written on Apr 03, 2021 after therapy with Michelle for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, coaching, and adhd

Michelle is awesome!!

Written on Mar 09, 2021 after therapy with Michelle for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, and self esteem

My sessions with Michelle have been really useful. From the outset Michelle was friendly, supportive and understanding. I felt safe to share, and Michelle encouraged me to consider a variety of ways to help; enabling me to start to process some of the things that I needed to. Thank you Michelle!

Written on Feb 25, 2021 after therapy with Michelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, parenting issues, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and adhd

Michelle has been extremely helpful. She makes it easy for me to get things off my chest. She never makes me feel like i’m crazy after sharing what I’m going through or went through. When I’m having a bad day she can turn it into a good day. She listens well and gives honest feedback. I would highly recommend Michelle to anyone who has a lot on their mind.

Written on Feb 23, 2021 after therapy with Michelle for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

I was really happy with my therapy session experiences with Michelle. It was actually my first time doing therapy and I live across the world from her and it perfectly worked! She has made me realize and think about stuff in a way that I have never did. She listened to me and supported me so much.

Written on Feb 08, 2021 after therapy with Michelle for 4 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, self esteem, and anger management

I've only had a few sessions with Michelle, but Michelle has already made me feel at ease. She asks really thoughtful questions that get you talking and thinking and reflecting. I couldn't ask for a better provider!

Written on Jan 28, 2021 after therapy with Michelle for 3 weeks

Great support. Flexible and caring

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