Michaela ChiarilliLCSW

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In what ways does your personality influence your approach to therapy?

My style of therapy is straight-forward but also empathetic. I am a listening and thoughtful ear that encourages you to look inward, internalize and face the hard questions. Sessions may be emotionally taxing at times, but the goal is to promote insightfulness and growth within yourself.

What does a first session with you look like?

Our first session together will be an exploration of your wants and needs throughout the therapy process. It will also be a chance for us to get to know one another and to build a foundation for the rest of our therapeutic relationship. I firmly believe that a therapeutic relationship built on trust and mutual respect is one that can greatly enhance an individuals experience and results.

What does success look like in therapy? How will a client know that they are making progress?

Success in therapy is different for every individual. Together, we will discuss what success looks like to you and how you fee like it will look when you are "successful".




Relationship Issues


LGBTQIA related issues

General Expertise



Relationship Issues

Sexuality Based Issues


Adolescent mental health

Adoption & foster care

Caregiver stress & support



First Session


Family Therapy


Couples Therapy


Group Therapy


Individual Therapy

Types of Therapy

Family Session

Couples Session

Individual Session

Group Session


Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Children (5-12)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Strength Based Therapy

Marriage and Family Therapy

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy


FL, LCSW, SW18512


Master's of Social Work, Clinical Social Work, Florida State University

Bachelor's of Social Work, University of South Florida

Work History

I have experience working with a wide variety of clients. I initially started my career working with individuals who experience mental health disorders such as bi-polar disorder, schizophrenia and multiple personality disorders. I then moved into working with families and children. I have worked with individuals experiencing depression, substance abuse, depression, anxiety, loss. I have worked with individuals who are experiencing LGBTQ+ related issues as well as identity issues. I have much experience with couples and have assisted couples working through marital issues, communication issues and family issues.


10200 Gandy Blvd N., Saint Petersburg, 33702, FL