Michele Wiest, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Arizona

Michele Wiest, LCSW

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My name is Michele Wiest, MSSW, LCSW, and I’m a licensed clinical social worker with extensive experience working with teenagers, families, adults.

My name is Michele Wiest, MSSW, LCSW, and I’m a licensed clinical social worker with extensive experience working with teenagers, families, adults, and older adults as well as having worked with diverse populations. I have worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings along with in home-based services. I graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor’s degree in social work and then returned to my home state and attended the University of Wisconsin in Madison where I received a Master of Science in social work in 2002.
My areas of interest and treatment focus include stress management, life changes, relationship issues, parenting, anxiety, depression, trauma/ PTSD, parent child relationship, self-esteem, and grief and loss. I have a substantial background in hospital/medical social work assisting patients and their families as they go through illnesses or injuries. I have also worked in hospice and helped patients of all ages and their families through the end-of-life process and bereavement.
I take a holistic approach in treating my patients including traditional talk therapy, strength based, trauma focused, NARM and mindfulness-based techniques. I approach each patient with compassion, genuineness, creativity, humor, and a non-judgmental outlook.
I know the importance of trust and comfort in the therapist client relationship and have found that this is the key to effective psychotherapy.

Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • ADHD
  • Anger Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Betrayal Trauma
  • Bipolar & Other Mood Disorders
  • Bullying
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Divorce & Separation
  • Domestic Abuse/Violence
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief & Loss
  • Law Enforcement/First Responders
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Parenting & Parent-Child Relationships
  • Relationships
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Injury
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress/Stress Management
  • Suicidality
  • Suicide Loss
  • Trauma & Ptsd
  • Violence
  • Women's Issues

Therapy Types

  • Client-Centered Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Mindfulness
  • Neuro Affective Relational Model
  • Somatic Therapy
  • Trauma-Informed Therapy

Community Specialties

  • Trauma Survivors

Fees & Insurance

Cost per Session
$80.00 - $110.00
Sliding Scale
Yes
Pay By
Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Health Savings Account (HSA), Zelle, Credit Card, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Insurance Plans Accepted
Aetna
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Anthem
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Blue Cross/Blue Shield
,
Cigna
,
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Services
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Optum
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Out Of Network
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Self-Pay Only
,
United Healthcare
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Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
20
License(s)
License #
state
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
LCSW-19708
Arizona
Graduate School(s)
Degree
Year Graduated
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Masters of Science in Social Work
2002