Michael Shorter


Michael Shorter


Telehealth Available
Professions: Clinical Social Worker, Drug and Alcohol Counselor, Other
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LMSW - MSW001184
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: $175 - Individual Session
Free Initial Consultation


Acworth, Georgia 30101

My Approach to Helping

I believe that there needs to be a revolution in the therapy world. When I joined this field I did so with the expressed mission of being the type of therapist that I was looking for, but struggled to find. I have a more conversational approach to therapy. I believe that most people want something that feels more personal and less, well clinical. I believe that good therapeutic work can be done while still making it feel as though you are just grabbing a cup of coffee. So if you have struggled finding the right therapist, a new approach may be what you are looking for.

I am a Veteran and believe that counseling from lived experience is more valuable than anything a book can teach you. I am also trained in EMDR, as a form of trauma resolution. I specialize in trauma, anxiety, addiction and people who don't quite know what they need.

My Role as a Therapist

My role as a therapist changes based off of each client. Some clients need more direction and a more direct form of therapy. Others find themselves in need of a space that allows them to feel with out fear of judgement. Regardless of client, my primary role is to meet you where ever you are at, and walk alongside of you.

On the Fence About Going to Therapy?

It can be difficult to understand why we need help. Sometimes we find ourselves lost in our own lives. Struggling to find a direction to start moving in. Other times our gut may tell us we need help without telling us the specifics of why. I work to meet individuals where they are and provide the help that they want. So if you find your heart pulling you towards reaching out, just take a deep breath and take the first step.

My View on the Nature of 'Disorders'

Labels can sometimes more harm than good. While they can be helpful to understand the best course of treatment, to the client it doesn't change anything. This is why I believe that labels should only be affixed by the individual not someone else.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Trauma Survivors
    Veterans and Active duty
    Military Spouses

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar
  • Depression
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • First Responders
  • Military and Veterans Issues
  • Panic
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dreamwork
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions

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