Michell Temple, Therapist in Littleton, Colorado — Zencare
Michell L. Temple
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Michell L. Temple

She/Her/Hers

Master of Science, MS Doctor of Education, Ed.D Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, CRC Certified Clinical Trauma Professional PhD
Tennessee, Georgia, Colorado Accepting Online
Littleton Waitlist In-person
Updated July 27, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Career counseling
  • Depression
  • Spirituality & religion
  • Trauma

Professional statement

Dr. Temple serves as the licensed professional counselor at Temple Renovation Center, LLC. She holds a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from Regent University and a doctorate in Professional Counseling and Supervision from the University of West Georgia. She also holds a Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling.

She specializes in helping people with hardships, misfortunes, and tragedies to live better. She has been particularly successful in helping clients with career exploration, phase of life transitions, trauma, depression, self-esteem, mood, and anxiety. Dr. Temple helps people move toward cognitive, emotional, and behavioral wellness.

She strives to cultivate a safe and intentional space where clients can explore and practice self-acceptance, their strengths, and new possibilities. Her person-centered, goal-oriented, and integrated approach to counseling can include positive psychology and religion/spirituality upon request. She modifies her clinical approach as each client’s needs and goals are different; however, Dr. Temple draws upon extensive training in evidence-based therapies (EMDR,CPT, CBT, and STARS) to identify therapeutic interventions and to co-create meaningful treatment plans with clients. Her ultimate goal as a therapist is to help clients build better lives.

During the first virtual appointment, clients can expect a quick tutorial in online counseling. Years of serving in higher education taught Dr. Temple that positive customer outcomes begin with a good relationship, a quality assessment, and shared goals. Clients can expect to spend the first two sessions sharing more about their reasons for seeking counseling, engaging in a therapeutic assessment, and co-creating an initial treatment plan.

Outside of private practice and teaching, Dr. Temple enjoys time with her family, exercising, and reading a great audiobook.


Message to clients

Thank you for your consideration of me. I am honored that you have taken time to review my profile as you search for a therapist/counselor. I know from personal and professional experience the importance of finding a good-clinical fit. Most people find it difficult to admit they need help. Consequently, finding a therapist who invites you to experience safety and compassion, while supporting your desire to live better takes effort. I encourage all potential clients to schedule a consultation. It is a free, no obligation, low-enough stakes opportunity for us to greet each other virtually. I want you to find a therapist that can help you move toward your therapeutic goals. Feel free to contact me.


Specialties

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

Career counseling - Support around personal and professional growth; clarifying career goals and implementing steps toward building a fulfilling career and meaningful work-life balance

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

Spirituality & religion - Exploring beliefs and practices related to meaning, existence, and spiritual health and healing; enjoying a deeper felt connection with the spiritual dimension of one's life

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




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Cigna
  • Optum
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $95 (50min)
  • Initial session: $175 (90min)

Additional session information

Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

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

  • As needed
Therapist's note

Please note that I am In-Network for CIGNA in the states of Colorado and Tennessee. I am in-network for OPTUM and United Healthcare in Tennessee only.

It is also important to keep in mind that sometimes it is more cost-effective to pay for counseling out-of-pocket, especially if you must meet an insurance deductible. Other times, self-paying maybe the only option. I offer mental health counseling packages to help clients plan and manage costs. Packages are available for individual and trauma therapy. We offer session installment and monthly subscription plans. Individual Counseling Packages include secure messaging between sessions and weekly online counseling appointment. Contact us for me information.


Location(s)

Online Sessions (Tennessee)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Wed 9 am - 12 pm and 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Georgia)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Wed 9 am - 12 pm and 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Colorado)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Wed 9 am - 12 pm and 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Littleton practice
6399 South Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, Colorado 80120
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 16 years

Denver Seminary, Assistant Professor of Counseling, 2021 - Present
Tusculum University, ADA Coordinator/Mental Health Counselor, 2018 - 2021
Georgia State University, Director of Disability Services/Interim-Director/Assistant Director/, 2012 - 2018
Georgia Institute of Technology, Disability Services Coordinator, 2009 - 2012
Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Services, Certified Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, 2006 - 2009

Regent University, Ph.D., Counselor Education and Supervision, 2021
University of West Georgia, Ed.D., Professional Counseling, 2015
Georgia State University, M.S., Rehabilitation Counseling, 2006


Licensure

Tennessee: 4264

Georgia: 005473

Colorado: 0017608


Languages

English