Michelle Ainsworth Swilling, LPC

In our busy world, the stresses of daily living can cause us to feel out of balance. This imbalance can lead to anxiety, depression, instability, and pain, as well as so many other issues. It can leave you feeling stuck and hopeless. I want you to know that you don’t have to continue to feel this way.

My life and work have shown me that within life’s challenges there are powerful opportunities for personal growth, and each person has within them unique strengths to successfully navigate life’s challenges. By understanding ourselves more clearly, becoming aware of our strengths, and building resiliency, we can move past the emotional pain and stagnation to find the balance we crave.

I have worked in this profession for over 10 years and it continues to truly excite me when I get to witness my clients begin to recognize their potential and take charge of their lives, possibly for the very first time. That’s why I have such passion for what I do. I bring my years of experience, passion and knowledge to every therapy session. I approach my work with empathy, respect, and acceptance, creating a safe and supportive environment. You will leave every session with me feeling encouraged, supported, and heard.

That’s not to say that finding that balance won’t take work, because it will, but I will be there with you every step of the way. We’ll work together to identify root causes to your issues and explore options for reaching that balance in your life.

In my career, I’ve enjoyed success working with individuals, couples, children, and families. I am experienced working with all populations, and am LGBTQ accepting and welcoming. I have a unique background in both elementary education and mental health that has given me the opportunity to work with 100’s of children and adolescents.

Sometimes being a parent is both rewarding and extremely hard. If you are concerned about your child or teenager, please allow me to help them and you through whatever challenges you are facing. Any client that I work with will receive treatment tailored to your uniqueness and your specific issues. I understand that there’s no single treatment modality that fits every client perfectly, therefore I am skilled in an eclectic blend of evidence based therapeutic treatments to help you learn to live the balanced life you were meant to live.  I am also certified in telehealth and would be happy to meet with you over Zoom.

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