Michelle  Vitale

Michelle Vitale

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait for daytime appointments (updated October 23, 2019)


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 working with adults navigating transitions or challenges in their lives, work, or education. Her practice aims to help clients design what’s next and 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.


Specialties

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


General expertise



Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $175 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $115 - $175

Therapist's note

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


Location(s)

Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

205 Waterman Street

Providence, RI 02906

Hours
  • 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


Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Therapy Groups

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

Join an intergenerational cohort of women. We’ll create a supportive practice space to enhance our emotional wellness by engaging in holistic and creative self-care practices: mindful self-compassion, breath work, supportive group therapy, restorative yoga, compassionate journaling, and more.

Michelle  Vitale
Explore + Grow: A Process Group for Graduate Students

This eight-week group offers a space for graduate students to explore personal and relational challenges and grow into more helpful ways of relating to self and others. Members help co-create a connected and supportive space to practice and strengthen self-awareness, self-compassion, healthy communication, assertiveness, boundary setting and an overall improvement in relational effectiveness.

Michelle  Vitale
Explore + Grow: A Process Group for Undergraduate Students

<p>This eight-week group offers a space for undergraduate students to explore personal and relational challenges and grow into more helpful ways of relating to self and others.<br> Members help co-create a connected and supportive space to practice a...

Client testimonials

Brown University alum'19

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

Zencare client

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


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