Michelle McRill

Michelle McRill

Therapist - MA, LLPC

NOTE: Michelle has decided to be a full time mom!  We celebrate this decision for her and will all miss her dearly.  If you are a returning or prospective client of Michelle’s, please schedule an appointment with another member of the team using the button at the top of this page… with another member of the team, or CONTACT OUR SUPPORT STAFF for assistance.

Life is complex. It’s full of transitions, challenges, really amazing times and really, really difficult times–often all simultaneously existing together. I can help you learn to hold these seemingly polarizing feelings and experiences with open hands, at the same time. Being human is hard, but it is my hope that by working together, we can find ways to make it just a little bit easier.

Counseling approach:

My approach to counseling is very client centered. No one knows you better than you know yourself. However, I recognize sometimes we get lost or things become messy and foggy. This is where I come in…to journey alongside you as you develop deeper self-awareness and become your most authentic self. My office is a comfortable, genuine environment for you to grow. We might laugh together, cry together, have deep conversations, throw around some sarcastic comments, learn a coping skill, or even have some coffee or tea.

I use something called Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, or CBT for short, to help you understand the relationship between thoughts, feelings, and actions. Changing thoughts and seeing things from new perspectives can make a significant difference in your life. You will also learn practical coping skills. It can be difficult sometimes to completely remove a struggle in your life, but learning to cope with that struggle can make all the difference.


  • Anxiety
  • Women’s Issues
  • Adjustment
  • Grief

Focus Areas:

  • Life Transitions
    • high school to college
    • college to the real world
    • considering career change
  • Young Adult Issues
  • Worry & fear
  • Self-esteem
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Finding Purpose

Treatment Approaches:

  • CBT
  • Mindfulness
  • Narrative

Professional Background

Michelle McRill, MA, LLPC, graduated with a double Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Family Studies from Cornerstone University. From there, Michelle graduated from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary with a Master’s degree in Counseling where she specialized in women’s issues.

Certifications/Extra Trainings:

  • Prepare/Enrich
  • Self-Regulation Interventions for Children & Adolescents: Reduce Frustration, Emotional Outbursts & Oppositional Behaviors
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy