Michelle Phillips MS LMHC NCC, has worked in the mental health field for 11+ years with experience in psychotherapy, diagnostic assessment, crisis intervention, home based services and residential care for adolescents. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from Arkansas State University in 1994 and her Masters of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Capella University in 2010. Michelle is also a board-certified counselor with the National Board of Certified Counselors. Michelle is currently licensed in the states of Indiana, Ohio and North Carolina. She is trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Child Parent Relationship Training, Trauma-Focused CBT and more. Michelle is focused with helping individuals work through trauma and negative experiences that impact their ability to live the life that they want and also enjoys working with couples and families. Michelle’s specific areas of interest are trauma, relationship issues, attachment issues, job stress, anxiety, and depression.
Telehealth Services Available in North Carolina, Ohio and Indiana
North Carolina accepting Cigna, Optum, Aetna, Oscar Health, Oxford and private pay.
Ohio accepting United Healthcare/UMR, Anthem BCBS, HealthSCOPE and private pay.
Indiana accepting United Health Care/Optum and private pay.
"What can therapy do for me?"
You might be asking yourself this very question. So many of us grew up with the idea that our internal experiences needed to stay just that: internal, never seeing the light of day. What research tells us now is that pushing down our emotions can likely lead to a host of other problems! Working with a skilled therapist can help you get to the root cause, bring it to the surface and make better sense of it. When we explore difficult things we have been through, it has a higher chance of feeling less painful.
"How long will therapy be?"
This is a great question! Therapy can last from one session to several months or even years. It’s really going to depend on what you want and need. Some people come to therapy with specific goals in mind and some seek out therapy because they are tired of the way that they are feeling. Michelle will work with you right from the outset to explore and set goals for your treatment.
"How often do we meet?"
Outpatient counseling typically meets once weekly or once biweekly depending on what you and your therapist decide during your initial evaluation.