Michelle Maloney, LCSW
I specialize in adults living with thought, mood, anxiety and depressive disorders. Family members and caregivers are also welcome! I provide a non-judgmental space to talk about what’s going on in your life and figure out practical steps to get you where you want to be. Don’t worry if you can’t think of a specific goal right now, we’ll work on it together. I collaborate with my clients to help them take an active role in their unique journeys through empowerment, advocacy, processing their feelings and experiences, and building their resiliency. My strengths-based approach is individualized for each client, and my therapeutic modalities include Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Solution-Focused Therapy techniques.
Perhaps you feel worried all the time, get angry easily, can’t eat or sleep, focus on worst case scenarios or don’t enjoy things you typically love to do. Been there, done that. I know how difficult it can be to imagine things can change for the better. However, it is possible to regain your sense of hope, purpose and happiness in life. Even if you’ve been struggling with long term symptoms such as hearing voices for years, been in and out of the system (inpatient, outpatient) and feel like you’ve tried everything, therapy can still help you.
Personally, I have lived with chronic anxiety for many years. I know what it’s like to have a panic attack, to feel physically ill from anxiety and stress, and to be unable to work or sleep because my mind is fixated on certain things like past memories, worst case scenarios and what ifs. It’s not easy to learn new skills, change old habits or reframe negative thoughts. However, I truly believe the effort is worth it. Let’s start working together to help you feel good again.
Clinical counselor for forensic clients with substance use
Psychosocial Rehabilitation Counselor
Clinician @ inpatient hospital unit (crisis care)
Masters of Social Work (Florida Atlantic University – go Owls!)
Licensed Clinical Social Work – Florida (SW17554)
“Recovery isn’t about perfection, it’s about progression.”