MICHELLE WESTERN

LISW, LICSW

About Me

I am an LISW-S in the State of Ohio, a LICSW in the State of Alabama and a LCSW in the State of Florida with over 12 years working in the social work field and almost 7 years serving as an independent clinical practitioner. As a Clinical Social Worker, I provide individual therapy services to assess, treat mental health conditions and life stressors for youth through adult. I am a Certified Telehealth Practitioner, Certified Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP) and a Certified Youth Mental Health Specialist (CYMHS), I am also a member of the National Association of Social Workers.

My goal is to remove barriers to access quality services. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines Cognitive-Behavioral (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Dialectal Behavior Therapy (DBT). I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Additionally, confidentiality is always a priority.

It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards 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
  • LGBT
  • Anger management
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Parenting issues , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

OH LISW I.1800911

AL LICSW 4338C

FL LCSW SW19530


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for MICHELLE WESTERN. 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 by C.A. on Sep 26, 2022 after therapy with MICHELLE for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Michelle is amazing! She guides the sessions in an excellent manner. She provided me with tools to progress that were incredibly helpful, and most of all she listened with an open mind and provided me with interesting perspectives that helped to change my mindset in a positive way.

Written by K.A. on Sep 16, 2022 after therapy with MICHELLE for 4 weeks

My child has only met with Michelle twice but they are very happy so far with the guidance they are receiving.

Written by J.E. on Sep 14, 2022 after therapy with MICHELLE for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd

Super nice and understandable

Written by K.A. on Aug 30, 2022 after therapy with MICHELLE for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Michelle has been absolutely wonderful. She has helped me so much in these last 9 months. She has made me feel understood, has never made me feel judged, has always come from a place of compassion, and she tells me the truth. I feel I can go to her for help and seek advice about whatever is bothering me at the time. She has really helped navigate me through some rough times that I’ve experienced and learn about myself, why I do certain things and how to improve myself and how I treat others. She’s helped me see reality clearly and create a path to be the best version of myself as possible. I feel very comfortable talking to her about anything including lgbtq issues.. thank you!

Written by A.M. on Aug 14, 2022 after therapy with MICHELLE for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd

Michelle is great, I find it very easy to be open and honest with her which makes all the difference. For once I actually feel like I will be able to get my head right and feel better. Still a lot of work to do but im actually heading in that direction for a change! Michelle is very knowledgeable and gives me a lot of information as well as tips and tricks for controlling and managing my anxiety. She responds to my messages all the time, I never have to wait long to hear back from her, shes just been great. No judgements from her, even when I feel like I'm being ridiculous I never feel like she thinks that. Definitely would recommend Michelle to anyone suffering depression and anxiety!

Written by T.Y. on Jul 20, 2022 after therapy with MICHELLE for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, parenting issues, and adhd

Genuinely kind.

Written by T.I. on Jul 13, 2022 after therapy with MICHELLE for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Professional, comforting,

Written by K.R. on Jun 15, 2022 after therapy with MICHELLE for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

She is so kind and supportive. She gives good advice and tools. She listens really well and is very easy to talk to.

Written by A.N. on May 27, 2022 after therapy with MICHELLE for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd

I love Michelle and tell everyone I know to download the app!!!

Written by A.L. on May 09, 2022 after therapy with MICHELLE for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Michelle is a really great therapist. While a great listener, she always has your mental health goals in mind and reminds you of your learnings throughout your sessions

Written by A.R. on Apr 25, 2022 after therapy with MICHELLE for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

She is great!

Written by J.A. on Mar 23, 2022 after therapy with MICHELLE for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd

I adore my therapist!

Work with me!