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Michelle Lester

Current Availability:

Monday - Thursday available 8am - 7pm Sunday available 10am-4pm

Provides therapy in Illinois

About Me:

  • My clients describe me as:

    My clients describe me as accepting, compassionate, and direct. They often comment on how quickly we can get to the heart of the matter together.

  • Something to know about my approach is:

    My approach is a combination of humanistic, person-centered, gestalt, and existential. I work to meet my clients where they are and will employ whatever therapeutic techniques are called for.

  • Together, we will:

    The themes of a session are often dictated by the client. I work to help them navigate their emotions. If I sense that a client is holding something back then I will explore that with them.

  • I specialize in working with people who:

    I specialize in working with addictions, trauma, attachment. I work with parents of adolescents. I work with individuals and couples contemplating or going through divorce and post-divorce negotiations.

  • I became a therapist because:

    Being a therapist allows me to bring all of who I am into helping people to heal. It is incredibly rewarding and fulfilling work.

  • Something that stands out about where I offer therapy is:

    I can offer in person sessions or tele-therapy.

More Details:

In-Network with:

Aetna, BlueCross BlueShield

Languages Spoken:

English

Years Licensed:

3