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LCSW Michelle Story

Provides online counseling through BetterHelp

Mental health conditions are real, common and treatable.

And recovery is possible.

Michelle Story is an experienced, licensed Medical Health Professional who specializes in affordable online therapy.

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Licensing: LCSW
Years in Practice: 10
State: VA

Hi! My name is Michelle and I'm a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) working in the state of Virginia. I am 15-year U.S. Navy veteran with over 10 years working as a counselor and life coach. I have worked with clients experiencing a wide range of concerns including PTSD, depression, anxiety and many different types of relationship issues. I have helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse including Narcissistic Abuse, a particularly insidious form of mistreatment.

My counseling style is direct and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and rational-emotive counseling. I will tailor our dialogue and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.

It takes courage to seek help for life's complicated issues and to take the first steps towards positive change. If you are ready to take that step, I'm here to support and empower you.

New to therapy? Don't worry, I'll walk you through everything to ensure your comfort.

I look forward to working with you!

About online counseling

Online counseling allows you to receive care from an online mental health practitioner via phone, video chat, or instant messaging. It is convenient for those who may have trouble getting to or would prefer not to have in-person therapy appointments. Ranging from $60 to $90 per week, online counseling is generally more affordable than in-person counseling. A study by researchers at University of California, Berkeley found that online counseling can be just as effective as face-to-face therapy while being more convenient, affordable, and accessible.

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Reviews for Michelle Story

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Great as always!

Jan 24, 2023


Michelle has been an important part of my healing and I am beyond grateful for her

Jan 23, 2023


Michelle’s candor and honesty is refreshing. She has true concern for her patients; I feel like I’m talking to a friend I’ve had for 20 years.

Nov 10, 2022


Michelle is nothing less than AMAZING.

M.E.·Aug 15, 2022


Michelle is excellent. She listens intently and asks questions for clarification when needed. I feel like she really cares.

P.A.·Jul 12, 2022



S.E.·May 30, 2022


She is the absolute best!!!!!!!

M.E.·Apr 13, 2022


Michelle is amazing.

C.H.·Apr 07, 2022


It is hard for me to open up with anyone (therapists included). Michelle makes me very comfortable and I've found it quite easy to talk to her about my issues. She offers nonjudgemental support, understanding, strategies, and questions for me to think about. I feel very lucky to have found her.

B.E.·Feb 09, 2022


Michelle is amazing and therapy with her has been the best therapy I’ve ever had. She understands me better than any other therapist and pushes me without being overbearing.

S.A.·Feb 09, 2022


Amazing to work with. Honest.

C.H.·Dec 05, 2021


Michelle has been helping me overcome the depression I was sunk in for so long. I’m more that happy and grateful to start my journey in this app and found her.

M.I.·Nov 10, 2021


Michelle is more than a therapist, she has become a friend. Her demeanor is just what I need; she is not for everyone, nor am I. She is straightforward and brutally honest.

S.A.·Oct 16, 2021


Michelle has helped me though a very difficult life change. She’s very easy to talk to but also challenges me to help me grow. I always look forward to our calls!

S.Y.·Aug 29, 2021



R.Y.·Aug 23, 2021


When I started working with Michelle, I was severely depressed, having constant anxiety attacks, and having trouble generally functioning. She's given me great tools to help me recognize my triggers, and manage my symptoms, and she's incredibly supportive and always makes me feel safe in our sessions. Absolutely phenomenal 10/10 would recommend.

H.O.·Aug 23, 2021


From the first session I could tell she’s an empathetic and compassionate person.

M.I.·Jun 26, 2021


I was nervous about starting therapy but Michelle made the first session comfortable and relaxing. She not only listens to my concerns but also helps me work on them.

L.U.·Jun 01, 2021


Michelle has been a blessing in my life. I hate that it took my life falling apart to get to the opportunity to meet her but she has made an astronomical impact on my recovery. Michelle has a wide range of coping techniques and conflict resolutions. She asks the hard questions without ever pushing you to a place where you don’t feel safe or comfortable and this has been the most successful I’ve ever been in therapy. It feels great to get that “Ah-hah” moment on why or what the root of your problems stems from. Michelle is the best of both worlds by being thoughtful, supportive, kind and also inquisitive and just being able to light a fire under your ass and take your life back. I could not imagine where I would be now if I wasn’t working with her and I owe her a lot.

M.E.·May 22, 2021


Speaking with Michelle is like speaking to a good friend. She’s smart, caring and empathetic. She challenges you but also seeks to understand.

I.N.·Apr 29, 2021


Michelle is absolutely amazing. It's so awesome to have been paired with a counselor who gets me so well. She is great and I would recommend her to my friends and family.

D.A.·Apr 29, 2021


Kind, great input and advice.

S.A.·Apr 01, 2021


Michelle is a passionate therapist who always makes me feel heard. In the few short weeks that I have had her as my therapist, she has already provided me with some excellent coping techniques as well as helpful tips and tricks to utilize in my personal and professional life.

E.L.·Mar 29, 2021


Michelle has been incredible in helping me refocus my life, and sort out the things going on in my life. I always look forward to our talks she is AMAZING!!!!

M.E.·Mar 23, 2021


I always looks forward to my talks with Michelle. She makes me feel good about myself and helps me process the stuff I’m trying to.

M.A.·Mar 15, 2021


I’ve been working with Michelle for several months now and she has made a huge impact on my mental health journey! She has amazing insight and brings a lightness to the session that I really love. I always leave our sessions feeling more confident and empowered then I did going in. I look forward to each session and it feels really great to be able to see the progress I’ve made since working with her. She’s the best!

D.A.·Mar 15, 2021


I really like Michelle. I feel like she is a good fit to help me.

D.A.·Mar 01, 2021


Michelle has been such a great asset to me during a difficult time. I’ve been carrying an enormous weight for years, and after the first couple of sessions, I felt a significant shift. I feel so fortunate that I was paired with someone who can help me get out of my negative thought patterns so that I can look forward to a bright future. Thank you, Michelle!

A.S.·Feb 27, 2021


Michelle is a wonderful person to talk to! She is so understanding and has such a sweet and kind soul. I’m very grateful to BetterHelp for pairing me with her because it’s been a perfect match so far. Michelle has lots of knowledge personally and as well as on the judicial aspect. Again very grateful the app paired me with her!

M.A.·Feb 23, 2021


She’s been a huge help for me personally. I don’t think I could have been matched with a better counselor for my situations. She has been doing a fabulous job at listening and giving me ways to potentially help with my problems mentally. No matter how long I get help through her and BETTERHELP, she has done nothing but good for me and I could never thank her enough!

R.Y.·Feb 20, 2021


As a 1st time person in therapy, Michelle is very warm and inviting. She allows me to express myself without judgement. She truly listens and truly cares. And ONLY offers solutions. I cannot thank her enough.

R.Y.·Feb 16, 2021


Michelle is amazing. I feel like I can be open with her and she genuinely cares. She listens and give advice.

A.V.·Feb 15, 2021


Michelle is so down to earth, talks to you like a friend, and is so understanding! She says exactly the right thing, always. I carry her words with me though the day and any time I catch myself going down a dark path in my mind, I remember her healing words and it lightens my mood immediately. I spoke to her about so many of my personal trauma and my ruminating thoughts. She has healed so many of my metaphorical cuts. My ruminating thoughts were two giant cuts (family incidents) that were constantly spewing out with blood. She talked me through those situations in a way that none of my friends could and now my cuts have not only stopped bleeding, they’re all healed up, and scars almost gone. She’s an Angel on earth.

S.O.·Feb 13, 2021


Michelle Story offers counseling online via BetterHelp

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