07 Apr Michelle Hommert-Helm, MSW, LCSW, CADC, PCGC
What is your favorite part about being a therapist?
As a therapist, I get to go on a journey with each individual, couple, or family I meet. I have the opportunity to hear their stories, set goals, and watch them grow in their own unique way. It’s amazing to see how resilient we, as humans, really are.
What do you enjoy most about teletherapy sessions?
My favorite thing about teletherapy is the fact that you can get almost all the benefits of traditional therapy from the comfort of your own home! There’s no need to worry about the commute to and from your session, no need to find childcare, and you can have your favorite snack or beverage with you while you cozy up on your couch.
What/who is your spirit animal and why?
Researcher and social worker Dr. Brene Brown is an inspiration! The work that she has done on shame and vulnerability is groundbreaking and has been so helpful in working with the clients that I serve. My favorite quote of hers, hanging in my office, states “Stop walking through the world looking for confirmation that you don’t belong. You will always find it because you’ve made that your mission. Stop scouring people’s faces for evidence that you’re not enough. You will always find it because you’ve made that your goal. True belonging and self-worth are not goods. We don’t negotiate their value with the world. The truth about who we are lives in our hearts. Our call to courage is to protect our wild heart against constant evaluation, especially our own. No one belongs here more than you.”
North Shore Family Services is a team of skilled and approachable therapists that help parents, children, teens, adults, and couples reduce anxiety and stress, learn effective problem-solving techniques, and manage emotions and behaviors that inhibit personal, school, family, and relationship success. We make therapy a productive, engaging and relaxing place for everyone to work hard and make the improvements they desire. To find the right-fit therapist for you and your family, visit our clinician’s page.