Michelle  Vitale

Michelle Vitale

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

Not accepting new clients in Online therapy (Pennsylvania) practice (updated July 08, 2020)

Not accepting new clients in Online therapy (Rhode Island) practice (updated July 08, 2020)

Offers Online Sessions

Specialties & Expertise

  • College, graduate, and medical student mental health
  • Women’s issues
  • Women in STEM-related fields
  • Navigating transitions in life and work
  • Cultural adjustments
  • Building healthy relationships with self and others
  • Building emotional resilience
  • Self-compassion
  • Life transitions

Professional statement

Michelle Vitale is a licensed counselor and coach offering remote sessions to clients living in RI or PA. Michelle works with adults navigating transitions or challenges in their lives, work, or education, and her practice aims to help clients transform their challenges into opportunities for greater learning, possibility, and growth.

Her work with clients blends both compassion and practical skills that holistically support personal and professional development; her clients build clarity, confidence, and take bold action in a fulfilling direction.

Michelle offers individual counseling, coaching or a blend of both. Additionally, Michelle holds group sessions, as she believes the interplay between and among group participants can create exponential possibilities for growth and positive change.

Michelle received her Masters in Counseling Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to her work in counseling, she studied Business Administration at Babson College, worked in the private sector (PricewaterhouseCoopers), and spent a year researching women’s leadership in Chile as a Fulbright Scholar.

Her sessions can be in either English or Spanish, and she provides remote therapy sessions as well as in-person.

Message to clients

When navigating life challenges and changes, we can all benefit from the support, structure and accountability of a skilled compassionate companion. As your compassionate companion, I will join you in this journey of exploration and learning. We will work together to bravely and kindly learn more about you and the patterns supporting or inhibiting your growth, explore what is possible for you, and help you move in a direction that feels fulfilling for you.


College, graduate, and medical student mental health - Navigating transitions and pressures in balancing workload, high demands, school and personal life, and career exploration.

Women’s issues - Women’s health issues, motherhood, child-free woman, confidence issues, relationships and dating issues, navigating divorce, finding one's voice as a woman, shame resilience, making time for yourself and healing your energy, career management, etc.

Women in STEM-related fields - Working with women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics related fields facing personal or professional challenges.

Navigating transitions in life and work - Strengthen courage and compassion skills to explore current challenges, create possibility by designing what’s next, and define how you want to inhabit your next phase

Cultural adjustments - Healthy transitions into new situations or environments, building cultural awareness, improving ability to interact across differences, navigating multiculturalism, cultural identity. Including work with international students

Building healthy relationships with self and others - Increasing self-compassion, confidence and assertiveness, building trust in relationships, and improving relational dynamics with others

Building emotional resilience - Improving your ability to adapt to changes, challenges and stressful situations

Self-compassion - Cultivating a braver and kinder sense of self; increasing assertiveness, confidence, and self-acceptance

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


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


  • Brown University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $175 (45min)

Therapist's note

Michelle is not in-network with other insurances, but she can assist you in processing claims for out-of-network reimbursements.


Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Online therapy (Pennsylvania) practice


  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online therapy (Rhode Island) practice


  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, Counseling and Coaching, 2016 - Present
Be Collaborative Care, Mind-Body Therapist, 2016 - 2019
The Providence Center, Bilingual Clinical Counselor, 2014 - 2016
UMASS Medical School, Certification track for Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
Certified Yoga Teacher, 2009 - Present
NBCC, Nationally Certified Counselor
University of Pennsylvania, Masters in Counseling Psychology, 2014
Universidad del Desarrollo, Fulbright Scholar, 2011
Babson College, Bachelor in Business Administration, 2007




Therapy Groups

Michelle  Vitale
Yoga + Talk: A Support Group for Women’s Emotional Wellness

This 8-week group for women blends restorative yoga with talk therapy and other creative expressive practices to improve emotional wellness and increase resilience in times of transition.

Michelle  Vitale
Explore + Grow: A mindfulness and Compassion Support Group for College Students

This 8-week group provides a connected and supportive space for undergraduate students to explore personal and relational challenges and develop more helpful ways of coping.

Client testimonials

"You can really connect to her as a person and she helps you achieve specific goals in self-improvement."

- Brown University alum'19 • September 2019

"Very welcoming and warm, made me feel at ease instantly and was very clear about the services she could offer me."

- Zencare client • November 2019

"Michelle was warm, attentive, and thoughtful during our phone call. She listened to me speak a little bit and then immediately had ideas about how we might work together. I am eager for my first session and the conversations to come."

- Zencare client • June 2020