Michelle Panzarella, LCSW, MA

Are you struggling because you're feeling confused, anxious, angry, frustrated, or down?  Are you dealing with relationship issues, 

grief, communication problems, or some other life crisis? Whatever the transition, whatever the challenge, I can help you process the feelings and gain a new sense of direction!

I offer brief and long-term

psychotherapy to teens and adults either in-person, via distance counseling, or a combination of these methods. I do individual, family, and group counseling but I do NOT provide couples therapy.

If you choose onsite therapy sessions, you will be counseled in one of these two warm, inviting session rooms

Therapy should not be just another burden for you to carry... let me help you lighten that load! Don't keep putting it off saying, "I don't have time" -- You are worth it!  Contact me TODAY.

 

Qualifications:

  • 20+ years as a social worker

  • Master's degree in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University 1996

  • Master's degree in Social Work from University of Georgia 2009

  • LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker) license # CSW004963 Georgia

Treatment Approach:
My treatment approach is eclectic, holistic, and humanistic; it is based on the individual's needs and goals. I have training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused therapy, Nutrition & Integrative methods, Mindfulness, and Addiction treatment.   When the weather is nice, we can have a "Walk & Talk" session at a local park where we get in some movement and talk about life (it's like getting 2 things done at once!) or we can meet in my outdoor office space.   My private practice is a "Pet Friendly", I have 3 cats and a dog, that may (or may not) join us during a session, so you may want to consider tele-mental health/ distance counseling if you have any pet allergies.  

I am frequently attending workshops, seminars, or reading articles and books so I can continue to learn and grow. I am non-judgmental, sensitive, warm, loving, friendly, and funny, and I bring these qualities into my practice.  I often refer people to outside resources, books, apps, videos, support groups, websites (See “Resources” tab)  I believe that all people can learn, grow, and heal... if you have a safe space to do so, feel supported, and you work at it!

Specialties and Issues (listed alphabetically for convenience):

  • Addiction, substance use, and recovery (12-step and other models)

  • Anxiety and/or Stress

  • Codependency

  • Childhood issues, abuse, or trauma

  • Depression, Bipolar, and other mood disorders

  • Eating disorders

  • Grief and loss (of a person or pet)

  • Kink, BDSM and lifestyle issues

  • LGBTQ+ / Gender or sexual identity

  • Parenting education / parenthood

  • Polyamory and ethical non-monogamy 

  • School and career choices/ stress & anxiety around these

  • Trauma and post-traumatic stress

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