About Michelle Mishenko
Michelle Mishenko, MSW, LCSWA,
Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate
As a clinical social worker, my goal is to empower you and to assist you to identify important values and strengths. I want you to live authentically through building an open, non-judgmental therapeutic alliance. You are the expert with regard to personal struggles, and I aim to collaborate with you as you explore your needs, identify goals, and work towards solutions. I do not believe in "one method fits all" counseling, and therefore, I listen to you with respect to what you want to explore, how you want to accomplish this, and how solution-focused you aim to be. I passionately believe in the value of human relationships and that providing empathy and a safe place for clients allows them to pursue and experience change. I also feel it is important to view presenting concerns and struggles through a lens of cultural competency and with consideration to a client's environment.
While I see clients of varied concerns, I am particularly knowledgeable in working with clients/couples who have experienced infertility struggles, pregnancy/birth trauma, postpartum depression and anxiety, and those building families through foster care, adoption and "less traditional" methods. My past experience as a birth parent counselor means I am aware of the struggles and loss associated with these experiences. I also enjoy working with clients on anxiety, body image concerns and mindfulness.
Michelle sees clients as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate (LCSW-A). She has a BA in Psychology and English from the University of Virginia and a Masters of Social work (MSW) from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is now completing her provisional license process under the supervision of A. Allen, an approved supervisor through the North Carolina Social Work Certification and Licensure Board.