Elle  Michel

Elle Michel

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT Master of Arts, MA
California Accepting Online
Beverlywood Accepting In-person
Updated September 16, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Borderline personality disorder
  • Substance abuse
  • Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Attachment issues

Professional statement

Elle Michel, MA, LMFT, is a psychotherapist in West Los Angeles specializing in the treatment of trauma, borderline personality disorder, depression, and anxiety. She utilizes DBT, EMDR, TRM, and Brainspotting in her approach to therapy, as well as CBT and psychodynamic approaches. She has worked in a variety of settings with a wide range of clientele and has helped many individuals heal from debilitating symptoms.

Elle’s office is located in West Los Angeles, at the intersection of Westwood Blvd and National Blvd. Elle offers phone coaching free of charge to all her patients, so that you can get support from Elle in between therapy sessions.

Message to clients

Do you struggle with trauma, relationships, and anxiety, or worry that you might be beyond help? Give me a call--I've been there and, through my own healing, as well as extensive training and experience, I'm uniquely fit to help others. I specialize in healing trauma, depression, anxiety, and borderline personality disorder, using EMDR, DBT, Brainspotting, and TRM, to achieve tangible results quickly. My clients often tell me that no other therapist has helped them in the way that I have, and that they finally have the tools they need to let go of trauma thrive.

Because life happens outside the therapy office, I offer phone coaching free of charge to all my clients. This allows me to offer you support in your daily life, as challenges arise, and will help you implement what we work on in therapy quickly and easily.

In my approach to therapy I pull from cutting-edge neuroscience, using therapeutic modalities that are clinically proven to be effective. Additionally, I have in-depth training and experience helping people recover from sexual abuse, neglect, substance abuse, suicidality, self-harm, borderline personality disorder, anxiety, and depression.


Borderline personality disorder - Increasing insight into relational patterns and destructive behaviors; development of coping strategies for uncomfortable emotions or situations; skills for emotional identification and regulation

Substance abuse - Reducing and preventing the negative impact of drug and alcohol use and addictions on physical, emotional, and relational health

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Attachment issues - Development of effective relational and communication skills; insight into family attachment patterns;fostering healthy family relationships.


  • Adults (24+)
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Elle Michel is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $250 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $175 - $250
  • Initial session: $250 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed


Beverlywood practice
10801 National Boulevard, Suite 225, Los Angeles, California 90064
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10:00am-9:00pm
  • Tue 10:00am-9:00pm
  • Wed 10:00am-9:00pm
  • Thu 10:00am-9:00pm
  • Fri 10:00am-9:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10:00am-9:00pm
  • Tue 10:00am-9:00pm
  • Wed 10:00am-9:00pm
  • Thu 10:00am-9:00pm
  • Fri 10:00am-9:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2015 - Present
Visions Specialty Clinic, 2020 - Present
Camden Center, 2018 - 2019
Westside Treatment, 2015 - 2018
Clearview Treatment Programs, 2014 - 2015
Pacific Clinics, 2011 - 2014




Therapy Groups

Elle  Michel
DBT Skills Group

This weekly group focuses on integrating DBT skills into daily life and is a great fit for anyone who is desiring a little extra support, regardless of previous knowledge of DBT.