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.
- Trauma and abuse
- Parenting issues
- Self esteem
- Coping with life changes
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 , Isolation/Loneliness , Life Purpose , Midlife Crisis , Posttraumatic Stress , Self-Love , Women's Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
LMFT #5125 (Expires: 2021-11-30)
Amazing, we connected immediately and this counseling is very helpful.
Michelle is kind and listens with genuine compassion.
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!
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 teen counseling sessions with Michelle when since I’m seeing my psychiatrist and psychologist soon.
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.
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
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! =)
Michelle is awesome!!
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!
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.
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.
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!
Great support. Flexible and caring
Great counseling, felt comfortable talking to her.