MICHELLE Stroffolino, ACSW

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Confidence is not built on what you can do, it is built on the history of what you have gotten through.

— Unknown​

Hi, I’m Michelle

I’m deeply passionate about guiding individuals through their journeys of self-discovery, healing, and growth. My commitment to this work stems from a fundamental belief in the resilience and potential of each person I meet. 

Empowering Transformation

In my practice, I specialize in guiding clients through life’s intricate challenges, focusing on relationship dynamics, self-esteem, anxiety, and body image. My approach blends CBT and DBT, tailored to each individual’s unique journey. Together, we navigate the path to healthier relationships, cultivate a positive self-view, manage anxiety with skillful strategies, and foster a compassionate body image. My goal is to help you rediscover your strength and resilience, transforming challenges into opportunities for growth and self-discovery.

My Approach to Therapy 

At the heart of my approach is a blend of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), two evidence-based practices that I believe offer profound pathways to understanding and transformation. My therapy sessions are more than just a place to talk; they are a safe and nurturing space where you can explore, learn, and grow.

Why CBT and DBT? 

CBT is a highly effective modality known for its ability to help clients understand the thoughts and beliefs that influence their emotions and behaviors. This understanding is crucial in addressing challenges such as anxiety, self-esteem, and body image issues.

DBT complements CBT with its unique focus on emotional regulation, mindfulness, and distress tolerance. This combination is particularly powerful in helping individuals navigate the complexities of relationships and the myriad emotions that come with them.

Personalizing Your Journey

Each client’s journey is unique, and so is the therapy I offer. By integrating CBT and DBT, I tailor my approach to fit your individual needs, ensuring that our sessions are focused on what works best for you. Whether you’re struggling with relationship issues, self-esteem, anxiety, or body image, I am here to support you with strategies and insights that are grounded in proven methodologies.

Building Trust and Safety

Creating a warm, trusting, and safe environment is central to my practice. I believe that a strong therapeutic relationship is the foundation for effective therapy. It’s important to me that you feel heard, understood, and valued in every session.

My Commitment to You

I am committed to walking alongside you in your journey, offering the tools and support you need to navigate life’s challenges. Together, we’ll work towards not just overcoming these challenges but also building a life that resonates with who you are and who you aspire to be.

I invite you to reach out and book a call with me. Let’s embark on this journey together towards healing, growth, and a deeper understanding of yourself and your relationships.

Please feel free to book a free initial consultation call directly on my calendar above if you’d like to get a sense of how we work together.

I am a paid ACSW intern at My LA Therapy and supervised by Manuel Briones, Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) #11831


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