Michelle Fortier (she/her)

LCSW

Work with those who have been involved with the criminal justice system, who have suffered trauma or with Borderline Personality traits.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Tallahassee, FL

Services
  • Individual
  • Adolescent/Teen
  • Group

About My Clients

I treat trauma to include both recent traumatic events and childhood abuse. I also treat mood instability, suicidal ideation and self-harming which are often symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder. I also am experienced in working with those that have or had involvement in the criminal justice system to include formerly incarcerated people, prison staff and law enforcement. Trauma abounds in those areas and people deserve peace. I also enjoy providing supervision for LCSW Interns.

My Background and Approach

Tired of going to therapy and just talking, talking, talking but never figuring out how to cope with your trauma and strong emotions? I am certified in Dialectical Behavior Therapy which is very skills based. We learn how to cope with strong emotions, stop self-harming and develop a life worth living. I absolutely LOVE DBT and have seen the enormous benefits for people who emotionally suffer. I also offer Brainspotting which is a type of therapy for trauma that gets to the feelings and sensations of the memory so it can be processed. With Brainspotting, we don't keep talking about the trauma over and over again. I also offer Sandtray therapy that can help individuals identify and work through current problems and trauma related issues.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I have, unfortunately, met some real judgey therapists and I'm always sad and mad when clients have been harmed by them. I am LGBTQ+ friendly and knowledgeable. I write letters for gender affirming surgeries. I have experience working with sex workers. I work with individuals in poly relationships. Want someone who knows about kink? Right here. And it's not an "I don't judge" mentality but rather "I support" belief system. I'm a HUGE advocate for formerly incarcerated people and have a YouTube channel dedicated to getting mental health information to that population. People with Borderline Personality Disorder? One of my most favorite groups of people to work with and the diagnosis is, unfortunately, one of the most marginalized in all of mental health. If I don't know the particulars of a marginalized group, I do the research and ask the experts. Tough topics require good self care and when not working, I get outside and enjoy nature, camping, hiking and spring hopping.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Cigna
  • Medicare
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan Behavioral Health
  • United Healthcare
  • Wellcare
I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Atheism
  • Buddhism
  • Christianity
  • Islam
  • Judaism
  • Wicca/Paganism
  • Interfaith
  • Multifaith

At A Glance

  • Experience: 10 years of practice
  • Rate: $100 - 125/session

Info

8503064476 Email Michelle
1725 Mahan Drive
Suite 210
Tallahassee, FL 32308

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