Michelle Lisa King

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Michelle Lisa King

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Telehealth Available
Professions: Clinical Social Worker
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Clinical Social Worker - CSW007194
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Cigna
  • Coventry
  • Optum
  • Optum/United Health Care
  • OSCAR
  • Oscar Health Insurance Co.
  • United Behavioral Health
  • United Health Care
Free Initial Consultation
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability

Offices

Athens, Georgia 30606
Athens, Georgia 30605

My Approach to Helping

I am a Clinical Social Worker based in Georgia. Many of my clients come in to address depression, anxiety, childhood trauma, relationships, andor to figure life out, personal values and desired directions to go in life. I am particularly passionate about serving clients that feel alone.

In sessions, I focus on understanding and paying attention to you. My approach supports you to leave sessions with a better understanding of yourself, have a plan, feel more relaxed, and be more able to move forward. I am non-judgmental, engaging, warm, and caring. I will laugh with you, cry with you, and give you a safe space to process and dream. I desire to establish a strong therapeutic relationship where you will feel safe, seen, and heard. I want every client to know they are worthy to be cared for on a deeply personal level.

I received my MSW from the University of Georgia (UGA): I am a DAWG :). I have worked at a Local MAT clinic, where I worked with individuals with substance use disorders. I also provided services for other common disorders with persons that use substances, such as trauma, family relations, depression, anxiety, learning emotions, and Grief. I am passionate about the world being a kinder place, I strive to ensure every person I encounter leaves beingfeeling better than before.

I am trained in Solution Focused, Mindfulness, MBCT, Positive Therapy, CBT, DBT, and Person-centered. Treatment is informed, gentle, warm, and personable. In session, we will focus on safety and the therapeutic relationship. We may train on Breathing exercises and grounding skills. We may explore non-verbal through creative expression such as writing, painting, coloring, etc.... This approach supports clients to leaves sessions with a better understanding of themselves and their situations.

Services I Provide

  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults

Languages

  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Behaviorism
  • Borderline
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Chronic Pain
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Panic
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Adlerian Psychology / Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Gottman Method
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Integral Psychotherapy (IP)
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychoanalysis / Modern Psychoanalysis
  • Reality Therapy
  • Schema Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Transpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

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