Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Coach, LMHC
Accepting new clients for morning, daytime, and evening appointments; initial session is free of charge to ensure a good fit
Remote video sessions available for therapy.
Specialties & expertise
Building healthy relationships with self and others
Building emotional resilience
Holistic, mind-body approach
Mindfulness and compassion
Navigating transitions in life and work
Michelle Vitale is a licensed counselor and coach working with adults navigating transitions or challenges in their lives, work, or education. Her practice aims to help clients design what’s next and transform their challenges into opportunities for greater learning, possibility, and growth.
Her work with clients blends both compassion and practical skills that holistically support personal and professional development; her clients build clarity, confidence, and take bold action in a fulfilling direction.
Michelle offers individual counseling, coaching or a blend of both. Additionally, Michelle holds group sessions, as she believes the interplay between and among group participants can create exponential possibilities for growth and positive change.
Michelle received her Masters in Counseling Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to her work in counseling, she studied Business Administration at Babson College, worked in the private sector (PricewaterhouseCoopers), and spent a year researching women’s leadership in Chile as a Fulbright Scholar.
Her sessions can be in either English or Spanish, and she provides remote therapy sessions as well as in-person.
Building healthy relationships with self and others – Increasing self-compassion, confidence and assertiveness, building trust in relationships, and improving relational dynamics with others
Building emotional resilience - Improving your ability to adapt to changes, challenges and stressful situations.
Navigating transitions in life and work - Transforming life and work challenges into learning, possibility and growth.
Career development - Building clarity and confidence while working holistically with both personal and professional development, designing a fulfilling work life.
Cultural adjustments - Healthy transitions into new situations or environments, building your cultural awareness, improving your ability to interact across differences, navigating multiculturalism, cultural identity.
Women’s issues - Finding / amplifying your voice, cultivating healthy boundaries and healthy relationships, navigating work-life balance, workplace power issues, navigating professional and life transitions such as motherhood, divorce or healing from past struggles, navigating cultural pressures, finding a sense of empowerment.
Brown University Student Health Insurance
Michelle is not in-network with other insurances, but she can assist you in processing claims for out-of-network reimbursements.
Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.
Initial individual session: free (45min)
Ongoing individual sessions: $150/session (60min)
Group sessions: $50/session
Sliding scale: A sliding scale of $75 - $150 is offered to accommodate various financial circumstances. Please do not hesitate to contact Michele to discuss this option.
Message to clients
"When navigating life challenges and changes, we can all benefit from the support, structure and accountability of a skilled compassionate companion. As your compassionate companion, I will join you in this journey of exploration and learning. We will work together to bravely and kindly learn more about you and the patterns supporting or inhibiting your growth, explore what is possible for you, and help you move in a direction that feels fulfilling for you."
Treatment approachesGestalt TherapyIn gestalt therapy, self-awareness is key to personal growth and developing full potential. The approach recognizes that sometimes this self-awareness can become blocked by negative thought patterns and behavior that can leave people feeling dissatisfied and unhappy. (learn more)
Holistic, mind-body approach
Mindfulness and Compassion PracticesMindfulness practices include but are not limited to developing awareness, attention, and remembering. In mindfulness-informed therapy, clients develop tools to become aware of what is occurring within and around them, so they can begin to untangle from mental preoccupations and difficult emotions. Self-acceptance and compassion are also core elements of mindfulness-informed therapy. (learn more)
YogaUsing specific postures, breathing practices, and meditation techniques to ease suffering and release life’s traumas and losses. (learn more)
Education and work experience
Private Practice, Counseling and Coaching, 2016 - Present
Be Collaborative Care, Mind-Body Therapist, 2016 - Present
The Providence Center, Bilingual Clinical Counselor, 2014 - 2016
UMASS Medical School, Certification track for Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
Certified Yoga Teacher, 2009 - Present
NBCC, Nationally Certified Counselor
University of Pennsylvania, Masters in Counseling Psychology, 2014
Universidad del Desarrollo, Fulbright Scholar, 2011
Babson College, Bachelor in Business Administration, 2007
Spanish (native speaker)