Michelle Hammel, LISW-CP, RPT-S

Social Worker

Are you feeling overwhelmed by the pressures and stress of life? Do you have life changes and/or transitions that have increased your worry?

Change is inevitable. Sometimes the changes and seasons of life can leave one feeling sad, frustrated, worried, angry, lonely, and confused.  We can navigate this season of your life together. Therapy can provide insight, restore hope, and provide healthy coping skills to make this season of your life more manageable.

Are you struggling to manage and understand your child’s moods and behaviors? Is your child feeling anxious, depressed, or lacking self-confidence?

Parenting is hard! It can be even more challenging if your child struggles with emotional and/or behavioral problems. As a Registered Play Therapist, I focus on providing a safe, therapeutic environment for children to process their experiences, and develop more effective strategies to manage these experiences. We will work together as a team to ensure you and your child have the support and skills to be successful.

Has your child or teenager experienced a traumatic event? Have you noticed a change in your child or teen since this event?

Trauma can manifest with various emotional problems such as anxiety, depression, nightmares, or PTSD. As a trained Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapist, I will work with you and your child/adolescent to reduce and manage the symptoms of trauma.

I specialize in the following areas:

  • Children (3+) Counseling
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Adolescent Counseling
  • Grief Counseling
  • Family Relationships

In addition to clients who are private pay, I am in-network with the following insurance:

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (all plans)
  • Cigna
  • Medicare
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare

If you have questions or are ready to begin counseling, contact us today.  Don’t continue to feel alone in your struggles, we are here to help.


With their permission, here are some experiences of former clients…

Michelle is a great fit for my daughter, and we are happy to be working with her.

I feel that Michelle will be able to help me establish tools and processes to work through my issues and build a foundation that has been lacking.

I thought everything went really well. Michelle was great. She made me feel very at ease. It was very easy to talk to her.