Michele  Gardner

Michele Gardner


Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW Master of Social Work, MSW
New York, Washington DC Accepting Online
Updated May 23, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Life transitions
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma
  • Mood disorders

Professional statement

Michele Gardner is a psychotherapist in New York City. She works with adults of all ages experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, major life transitions, and difficulties in interpersonal relationships. Michele recognizes that it is easy to feel stuck and discouraged when you’re in pain and don’t know where to turn. Michele works to create a safe and collaborative environment where you can turn to and improve your quality of life.

Michele’s approach is eclectic, and she utilizes the treatment modalities and tools most appropriate for her client’s needs. Your work with Michele will include building better insight into the challenges you face, but also cultivating tangible skills to address those specific issues. Whether you’re feeling disconnected from others around you, you feel held back by negative experiences from the past, or your emotions are difficult to make sense of and navigate; you can improve your emotional wellbeing in therapy.

Michele’s style is warm, engaging and she’s not afraid to leverage humor to aid in the healing process. Michele received her MSW from The University of Michigan. Michele’s work experience includes six years in the non-profit sector doing both therapeutic and case management work. Through this work Michele has extensive experience working with women, working professionals, older adults aging in place, individuals experiencing homelessness, survivors of domestic violence/ intimate partner violence, and individuals experiencing chronic illnesses. Outside of work, Michele enjoys spending time in nature, scenic train rides, traveling around the country, and listening to audiobooks and podcasts. Michele’s practice works with adults virtually. Michele is available to see client’s during the early mornings and evenings.

Message to clients

I believe therapy is a space to slow down and get reconnected with ourselves. In our fast paced world, it’s easy to feel lost, left behind and disconnected. In our work, we will collaborate to better understand your values, how you want to show up in the world and the challenges that are making that difficult. You deserve to be heard and truly seen and therapy is a space where that can happen. In my work I hold space for all the complexities that make us human. If you are tired of feeling stuck and are ready to be seen please reach out to schedule a free 15 minute consultation.


Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Mood disorders - Clinical depression, persistent depression, bipolar disorder, and other mood disorders that cause disturbances in the client's mood, causing mood swings, restless sleep, and/or elevated mood


  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Michele Gardner is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $200 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $200

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

Upon request, you may receive a Superbill to submit to your insurance for reimbursement if you have out of network benefits. It is recommended you contact your insurance company in advance to inquire about out of network benefits for telehealth, the reimbursement process, your deductible if you have one, and any limits you have on coverage and cost of sessions. Individual or group therapy sessions may be partially reimbursable for you.


Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8am-10am
  • Tue 8am-9am and then again 6pm-8pm
  • Wed 8am-10am
  • Thu 6pm-8pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Washington DC)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8:00am-11:00am
  • Tue 6:00pm-8:00pm
  • Wed 8:00am-10:00am
  • Thu 6:00pm-8:00pm
  • Fri 6:00pm-8:00pm
  • Sat 9:00am-11:00am
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 10 years

University of Michigan , MSW, 2013
Berea College , BA Child and Family Studies , 2012


New York: 114608

Washington DC: LC50082610