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Michele Gunter

Michele Gunter


25 years of experience

Hello, I am Michele Gunter, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the Commonwealth of Virginia. I have worked for over 24 years as a LCSW. I have a wealth of experience helping people from ages 5-85 with issues such anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, mood disorders, OCD, and many more issues. I focus on meeting my client where they are and helping them gain insight, understanding, self-discovery, and healing. My goals is to empower you to free yourself from the patterns that hinder your well-being, fostering resilience, and a renewed sense of self.

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

The first session is usually information gathering and trying to get to know one another. We will discuss the challenges you are facing and solutions you have tried in the past. Also, expectations of me as a therapist will be discussed. We will together create a treatment plan consisting of of goas and objective you want to obtain during your healing journey.

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

I have over 25 years of experience in the field, and have worked closely with clients who have a multitude of challenges. I am able to create a safe, nonjudgmental, and comfortable environment which allows for a strong therapeutic rapport. I think meeting a client where they are, actively listening to their story, and validating their thoughts and feelings are major components of the therapeutic process. I feel it's a privilege and honor to be able to walk someone through their healing journey.

About Michele Gunter

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My treatment methods

Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

I have been using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for over 20 years in my practice. CBT is rooted in the belief that our thought's, feeling, and behaviors are interconnected. By identifying and challenging our maladaptive thought patterns, we can effect positive change in our lives.

Christian Counseling

My faith in Christ has always provided me grounding during difficulties and uncertainties of life. If clients are interested, I can integrate faith-based counseling into the therapeutic journey. Bringing your faith forward and allowing it to recenter you can be extremely empowering.


I have found your attachment style explains a lot about who you are and how you behave. By learning the "why" behind some of your behaviors we can work together to help you reach your goals.

Trauma Informed Care

I use a compassionate trauma-informed care approach to help you understand how trauma can impact the mind and body, to decrease any shame or guilt you may be feeling as a result of the trauma(s).