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Lending a Helping Hand

Healing with Grace

Providing Individual and Couples Therapy

There are moments when each one of us feels overwhelmed as we navigate life, loss, and the challenges in between.  Often in these moments stress can disrupt our sleep, lessen our patience, or harden our words.  You may experience new challenges at work, in your relationships, with your children, or with yourself.  It's important to know you are not alone.

Whether you found your way to this site because you are navigating life's challenges or because you are seeking support and guidance as you navigate grief, I admire your strength in taking this step and I hope to help.

This practice works with individuals, couples, caregivers, first responders, healthcare workers, parents, and veterans with a focus on: anxiety, communication, grief, navigating healthcare, survivorship, work/life balance, and more.

Below you will find a brief overview of the services available, or click                          to schedule a free Initial Phone Consultation.

Who, Why, and How

My name is Michelle Upton and I have been providing support to individuals, couples and families for more than 10 years as they navigate life and loss.  As a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, I can offer guidance and teachable skills through a specialized lens that will promote positive self care, increase confidence, and improve perspective.


Navigating Change

Navigating Healthcare

Navigating Grief

Navigating in Woods

Our lives are constantly changing, and we hope that for the most part we can adjust and maybe even embrace what each change brings.  Yet there are also moments when we might have more difficulty, and this can catch us off guard.  These experiences may involve our relationships, careers, family dynamics, parenting, or our sense of self, and can leave us feeling unsure of how to move forward.  Through honest and clear communication we can explore your hopes and worries, establish tangible next steps, and create lasting change in how you approach life's ups and downs in the future.

For most, navigating our own health needs and the healthcare of loved ones is not intuitive.  Unfortunately, we often find ourselves learning as we go, which can easily and understandably become overwhelming.  I hope to help lessen some of the uncertainty.  We can do this together by exploring your goals and hopes as well as your concerns and questions as it relates to your medical care and your life as a whole.  Together we can establish concrete next steps so that you feel more comfortable and confident in your ability to advocate for yourself and your loved ones.

Ray of Light

I am sincerely so sorry for your loss whether recent or in the past.  Losing someone we love is something we are never ready for, regardless of how much time we did or did not have to prepare.  I would love the opportunity to hear from you about your loved one, and to listen to the joyful memories as well as the difficult ones.  Together we can explore the areas you feel you are navigating well, and the areas where you feel support and guidance could be helpful.  There is no time limit on grief, and it is unique to each individual.  I consider it a privilege to offer support during this difficult time.

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Where To Start

Initial Phone Consultation

During this complimentary 10 minute Phone Consultation we will explore your goals and establish next steps, while being mindful of your time and your resources.
When scheduling a call you will be asked to complete a brief questionnaire to ensure this service can assist you. If for some reason we are not able to assist, we will provide instructions on how to seek another clinician or practice.
If there are no openings available below, please check-in again or simply email

Frequently Asked Questions

Are sessions available in person, virtually, or hybrid? This service provides virtual sessions only. 

How do I schedule an appointment? Either by selecting a day and time on the calendar above to initiate your free 10 minute consultation or by emailing to get started

What age range do you serve? At this time we serve individuals 18 years and older

When are sessions held?  Daytime and evening hours are available

Which insurances are accepted? Currently we do not accept insurance plans. This is a private pay service. Clients are, however, encouraged to contact their insurance provider to determine if you are reimbursed for seeing an out of network provider. Many plans reimburse up to 80% which is similar to paying a copay!

I can't even put into words how much you have helped me, but I just want to say Thank you.


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