She/Her/HersLicensed Professional Counselor Associate, LPC-A Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
Michelle Benson is a Counselor located in South Carolina. She works with clients who are from the ages of 18 years old and up. Many of Michelle's clients come in when depression, anxiety, grief, and feelings of being overwhelmed get to be too much to handle alone.
Michelle is trained in using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which works by understanding how our negative thoughts can lead to negative behaviors. In a session, she focuses on changing those negative thoughts into more positive thoughts. this approach leads clients to focus on the good things in their lives to increase motivation and self-confidence.
Michelle's style is laid back and she uses humor to help her clients relax. She feels that her clients will not be able to open up and discuss their issues if they are not comfortable. Michelle encourages openness and will work to connect with her client on a personal level. Michelle also lets her client choose what issues they want to work on and what goals they want to set for counseling.
Michelle received her Master's from Lenoir-Rhyne University in 2021 and has work extensively with those dealing with depression and anxiety due to life circumstances. Outside of private practice, Michelle is working towards her PhD from Liberty University.
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
Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance
Self harm - Building skills and supports to cope with emotional pain, suffering, and numbness; increasing positive meaningful life experiences
Suicidal ideation - Support living with intense pain, distress, and feelings of persistent hopelessness; strengthening meaningful relationships and experiences in one’s life
Panic attacks / panic disorder - Brief, intense periods of overwhelming fear or anxiety
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:
Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
Years of Experience: 2 years
Crossroads Counseling, LPC-A, 2022 - Present
Lenoir-Rhyne University, Masters, 2021
Columbia College, Bachelors , 2018
South Carolina: 9174