Michelle Fortier

LCSW

Working with those involved with the criminal justice system is my calling. Working with those who self-harm is one of my many skills.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Tallahassee, FL

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
Services
  • Individual
  • Adolescent/Teen
  • Group

About My Clients

My life's work is to help those who have been involved in the prison system either as family, friends, former inmates and correctional staff to overcome the stresses and challenges of being involved with prison. While my focus is on criminal justice involvement, I have worked with and feel comfortable with a wide array of issues to include sexual and/or physical abuse, anger, PTSD, personality disorders as well as helping people work through their sexual orientation and gender identity.

My Background and Approach

I come from a place of deep respect for you and your life journey. My job is to help you on this part of your path to get to a place that feels good to you and helps you get the life you want. I believe that we all need a "toolbox" of skills for dealing with the stress of life and we can benefit from learning how to make good decisions that further our long term goals. We work together to build this toolbox and along the way you will be able to develop a deeper understanding of yourself, your relationships and your place in the world. My work is direct and solution focused. While we will examine the past as it pertains to your current situation, we will not spend all our time there. The past is done and it is time to manage our present situation in the best way we can so we can find relief and peace. I have training in teaching dialectical behavior skills which can be used to reduce feeling overwhelmed by emotions and teach great emotional control.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

The biggest honor I have ever received from the people I have worked with is they felt comfortable talking to me about anything and everything. The second is that they knew they couldn't BS me and I would hold them accountable for their behaviors, especially when those behaviors stood in the way of their goals. I don't believe anyone of us are inherently broken or defective. Each and everyone of us has our struggles and we need to learn to deal with them in a healthy way. My belief is we are all doing the best we can with the skills we currently have but somewhere along the way, the skills we learned may not be working for us anymore and we encounter difficulties in our life. Having a safe, non-judgmental professional to help figure it all out is my job and I love that job. I am a pretty inclusive and down to earth person, comfortable with all types, styles and manners of people with all different beliefs and value systems.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network
  • Medicare
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan Behavioral Health
  • Wellcare
I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Atheism
  • Buddhism
  • Christianity
  • Islam
  • Judaism
  • Wicca/Paganism
  • Interfaith
  • Multifaith

At A Glance

  • Experience: 8 years of practice
  • Rate: $60 - 100/session

Info

8503064476 Email Michelle
1931 Welby Way Suite 5
Tallahassee, FL 32308

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