Last edited 10/15/2023

Michelle Payton LCSW

She / Her / Hers

VerifiedOffers Online Therapy
Acepting new clientsCash Pay Only
Headshot of Michelle Payton Licensed Clinical Social Worker

General Office Hours

In Eastern Time

Mondayfrom 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Fridayfrom 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM

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What would be important for someone to know about working with you?

When it comes to our therapeutic journey, I'm all about you. My approach is rooted in client-centered care, enriched by evidence-based techniques such as Seeking Safety, Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused CBT, Motivational Interviewing, and Logotherapy. Let's work collaboratively to set meaningful, achievable goals that align with your envisioned life path. Together, we'll pave the way to a more resilient and empowered version of yourself. I'm excited to embark on this journey alongside you.







Sexuality Based Issues

Body image issues

LGBTQIA related issues

General Expertise

Work Stress


Sexuality Based Issues

Social Anxiety

Body dysmorphia

Communication issues

Eating disorders

Gender identity & transgender health


First Session$180
Individual Therapy$200

Types of Therapy

Individual Therapy


Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Mindfulness Practices

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)


Training / Certifications

Seeking Safety: Trauma-focused therapy for PTSD and substance use

The Body Keeps the Score: Trauma, Attachment, and Nueroscience

Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT)

Fundamentals of LGBTQIA+ Affirmative Therapy

Cognitive Behavior (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) for Psychosis

Addressing Mental Health Challenges with Nutrition

Implementing Strategies for Eating Disorder Management and Treatment

American Council on Exercise (ACE) Personal Trainer and Nutrition Specialist


  • California, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, 114078


California State University of Fullerton, Master of Social Work, Concentation: Community Mental Health, 2019

Chapman University, Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Minor in Law, Justice, and Social Control, 2017

Work History

I'm thrilled to join you on your journey to mental well-being. As a dedicated Licensed Clinical Social Worker, my passion lies in helping individuals overcome anxiety and depression while unraveling the roots of these emotions. No matter the size of the traumas you've faced, I'm committed to empowering you to work through them. What sets my approach apart is my fusion of expertise as a certified personal trainer. I understand the deep connection between mind and body health and am here to guide you towards embracing positive change. With a background spanning various mental health contexts including Outpatient treatment, Residential Treatment, Correctional Mental Health, and School-Based Programs, I bring a wealth of experience to our partnership. My areas of expertise extend to anxiety, depression, addiction, trauma/PTSD, and identity issues, including LGBTQI+ concerns. Having spent six years as a certified personal trainer, I'm well-equipped to address not only mental health matters but also issues around food, diet, and weight.

Online Therapy

Frequently Asked Questions About Michelle Payton, LCSW

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

Is Michelle Payton accepting new clients?

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

Does Michelle Payton accept insurance?

No, Michelle Payton does not accept insurance.

What types of therapy does Michelle Payton offer?

Michelle Payton offers therapy for individuals.

Does Michelle Payton offer in-person appointments?

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

Does Michelle Payton offer online therapy?

Yes, Michelle Payton offers online therapy via video sessions to people in California.

How quickly can I see Michelle Payton?

Michelle Payton 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 Payton speak?

Michelle Payton conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Michelle Payton online?

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

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