Last edited 02/14/2024

Michelle Beames LCSW

VerifiedOffers Online Therapy
Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
Headshot of Michelle Beames Licensed Clinical Social Worker

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What does a first session with you look like?

In our first session, I will gather some information from you on your background, strengths, and current symptoms you are experiencing. We will develop a treatment plan together and set goals for our sessions. During each session after that, I will start by checking in with you for any updates, changes, new issues, or anything significant you would like to discuss. Depending on your situation, I may provide homework assignments for you to work on in between sessions.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

I use a variety of treatment methods in my practice. Cognitive-behavioral therapy is one that most clients do well with, and with this, we will explore your thought patterns and beliefs about yourself and others that may be contributing to symptoms such as depression and anxiety and learn to assess and challenge them. In dialectical-behavioral therapy, we will learn skills to manage intense emotions. In acceptance and commitment therapy, we take a values-focused approach to help you live a more committed and satisfying life. I also use art therapy, somatic experiencing, mindfulness and grounding, and a variety of other evidence-based techniques.

Specialties

Depression

Anxiety

Child mental health

Coping Skills

General Expertise

Loss/Grief

Self-Esteem

Academic challenges

Family issues

Mood disorders

Parenting issues

Self Harm

Sexual Harassment & Assault

In-Network Insurance

Aetna

UnitedHealthCare (UHC)

Medicare

Optum

Fees

First Session$120
Individual Therapy$120

Types of Therapy

Individual Therapy

Clientele

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Children (5-12)

Adolescents (13-17)

Licensure

  • California, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, 103041

Education

University of Central Florida (FL)

Online Therapy

Frequently Asked Questions About Michelle Beames, LCSW

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Michelle Beames, LCSW, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Michelle Beames accepting new clients?

Yes, Michelle Beames is accepting new clients for online therapy in California.

Does Michelle Beames accept insurance?

Yes, Michelle Beames accepts insurance, including Aetna, Medicare, Optum and UnitedHealthCare (UHC).

What types of therapy does Michelle Beames offer?

Michelle Beames offers therapy for individuals.

Does Michelle Beames offer in-person appointments?

No, but people in California can book Michelle Beames for virtual appointments (teletherapy).

Does Michelle Beames offer online therapy?

Yes, Michelle Beames offers online therapy via video sessions and phone sessions to people in California.

How quickly can I see Michelle Beames?

Michelle Beames typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Michelle Beames speak?

Michelle Beames conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Michelle Beames online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Michelle Beames online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.