Michelle  Benson
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Michelle Benson

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, LPC-A
South Carolina Accepting Online
Updated September 20, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • Self harm
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Panic attacks / panic disorder

Professional statement

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.


Message to clients

Finding someone you can talk to who you really connect with can be difficult. My job is to put you at ease because discussing private matters is stressful enough. I even encourage you to think of me as your best friend: someone you can tell everything to without being judged.

My hope is that you reach out to meet me because I am 100 percent focused on helping you get through the rough days. We all need someone in our corner!


Specialties

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




Clientele

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

Insurance

Michelle Benson 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: $95 (60min)
  • Couples sessions: $110 (60min)

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
  • Venmo
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
Therapist's note

First-time intake session is $120. Recurring sessions are $95.


Location(s)

Online Sessions (South Carolina)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12pm-6pm
  • Tue 7:30pm
  • Wed 7:30pm
  • Thu 7:30pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 2 years

Crossroads Counseling, LPC-A, 2022 - Present

Lenoir-Rhyne University, Masters, 2021
Columbia College, Bachelors , 2018


Licensure

South Carolina: 7780


Languages

English