Michelle Stafford

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today
(615) 437-3731

Michelle Stafford

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

Nashville, TN 37216
(615) 437-3731
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

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Michelle Stafford currently has a waitlist for new clients.

About

Hello! I’m Michelle. You probably arrived at the idea of therapy because you believe your life could be more free, authentic, or beautiful than it has been. I’m here to help you get from “not this” to “this, instead”. My clients have described me as grounding and calm. I am comfortable holding steadiness during emotional moments as well as challenging your blind spots with kindness. I am also optimistic, curious, and playful. I believe in the power of humor to soften the heaviness of our stories. My hope is that it is incredibly obvious how much I love my job and how wonderful it is to show up for you.
My passion in counseling is creating genuine relationships built on trust, cultivating hope, and creating tangible change. I specialize in LGBTQ+ issues, complex trauma & attachment, and relational conflict. I’m trained in EMDR and IFS. I am skilled at helping people create more hopeful narratives around their stories while engaging in actionable homework.
When I’m not providing therapy, I’m spending time with my incredible partner, training our three goofy dogs, and trying desperately to keep my indoor plants alive. If you think we may be a good fit, reach out for a quick consultation. Email or text is strongly preferred!
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Finances

  • Session Fee: $120 per session
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
Superbills are provided for potential OON reimbursement!
Email me or call (615) 437-3731 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 5 Years
  • License: Tennessee / 12270
  • School: University of Tennessee
  • Year Graduated: 2018

Additional Credentials

  • License No. and State: 0000012270 NASW
  • Certificate: University of Tennessee / Veterinary Social Work - Animal Assisted Therapy
  • Certificate Date: 2018

Location

Nashville, TN 37216
(615) 437-3731
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Specialties
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Life Transitions
  • Relationship Issues
Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Parenting
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
Sexuality
  • LGBTQ+

Client Focus

Age
  • Adults
  • Teen
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • EMDR
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Integrative
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Person-Centered
  • Relational
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Last Modified: 31 Jan 2023
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Michelle Stafford

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW