Michelle Topal

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW

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Michelle Topal

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW


Location

Offers video and phone sessions

Change for Living Counseling, PLLC
North Raleigh
Raleigh, North Carolina 27604
(919) 885-1200

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Change for Living Counseling PLLC
1910 Sedwick Rd
Suite 300D
Durham, North Carolina 27713
(919) 885-1200
Are you struggling with life in these stressful political times or with feeling okay about who you are? Are you along the sexual or gender continuum (LGBTQ+) & looking for someone who gets it? Are you & your partner/spouse struggling in your relationship? I want to help. I've been committed to helping kids, parents, couples & the LGBT+ community feel heard, cared for & understood for over 25 years. So, if you or a teen who identifies as LGBT, are coming out or questioning their sexuality/identity/gender, I am here to help. I also help parents & couples improve their relationships, including ex’s co-parent.
I have been a helping part of the queer community for over 30 years. It is important to me to be there to help LGBT+ kids, adults, couples, parents & family members. I also specialize in bisexuality, those who identify as "gender queer" & alt sexual/poly relationships. I was raised with a focus on advocacy & welcome those who are social activists.
You will find me an authentic, responsive & interactive participant in our sessions. It is important to me that this sometimes difficult process is made as easy as possible. So, I work to create the space to share, challenge, cry & even laugh in your process of growth. So, come see me in my mid century modern styled offices. I look forward to helping.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $120 - $180
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Check, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • MedCost
  • Medcost only
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • School: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Year Graduated: 1994
  • License and State: C003891 North Carolina

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Advocacy Chair, NC Society Clinical Social Work

Location

Change for Living Counseling, PLLC
North Raleigh
Raleigh, North Carolina 27604
(919) 885-1200
Offers video and phone sessions

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

Change for Living Counseling PLLC
1910 Sedwick Rd
Suite 300D
Durham, North Carolina 27713
(919) 885-1200
Specialties
  • Gay
  • Transgender
  • Marital and Premarital
Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Coping Skills
  • Couples, especially LGBTQ+, alt/poly relationships
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Men's Issues
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues
  • gender, sexuality, TGNC, queer
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Imago
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Prolonged Exposure Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Reality Therapy
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Links

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Michelle Topal is a gem in the field of counseling and psychotherapy. Her clinical skills, combined with unconditional positive regard, allow for the creation of a safe and supportive space for those seeking support. Michelle is also a strong advocate for the LGBT community.

Last Modified: 1 Mar 2020
Michelle Topal, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Raleigh

Michelle Topal

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW