Boone, North Carolina  Tel 828.333.4170 Fax 855.404.4030 

Better Days and Nights,  P   L    L    C  

  Therapeutic Holistic Counseling for Individuals, Couples and Families

Michael Donnelly, MSW, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker


Clinical Social Work

General Counseling Practice

Family Systems and Couples Counseling



NC LCSW License # C005577


Accepts:
BCBS
Aetna

You deserve dignity and respect in a non-judgmental environment to discuss and learn to improve your life experiences. Our experiences from the past can frame our potential perceptions of our future. These perceptions can create feelings and thoughts that stop our quality of life. It is my belief that all people can control their outcomes to improve their life experiences. I am honored to be a part of the process to assist you in improving your quality of life.

I have been providing mental health services for over 20 years. I have worked in psychiatric hospitals, residential programs, and outpatient services with a variety of populations from children to adults. I have worked with individuals, families and couples with all types of struggles from severe mental illness to daily life struggles. I have seen many successes over the span of my career. The foundation of these successes come from an informed, open, direct relationship based on mutual trust and respect. I chose this career as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker because it is my firm personal and professional belief that there is no greater good than serving others.

I began working in human services in 1988 with children with Intellectual Developmental Disabilities. I knew within days of my employment that human services was my passion. I moved through a variety of educational and academic experiences to improve my understanding and abilities. I graduated from Winston Salem State University in 1996 with a B.A. in Sociology/Social Welfare. I graduated from East Carolina University in 2001 with a Master’s in Social Work. I was fully licensed in 2006. I have been providing effective, efficient and quality services for my clients since.

I have been trained and utilize a variety of therapeutic models and techniques in my approach. The approaches I utilize depend on how we assess what is realistic and in your best interest.

 
The therapeutic process requires personal disclosure and action. Therapy works best when you feel safe. Safety; emotional, mental, and physical, is assessed in every session. You are your own expert. Together we can imitate the acquisition of skills to create the change you desire in your life

Types of Therapy:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Brief Solution Focused Therapy

Narrative Therapy

Trauma Focused Therapy

Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy

Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing

Gestalt Therapy


Issues:

Mood Disorders

Anxiety Disorders to include Trauma

Personality Disorders

Disruptive Behavior Disorders

Life adjustment struggles stem from a variety of themes such as:

Grief and loss

Communication

Marital/Couples struggles

Fears

Social skills

Environmental factors

Life transitions

Attachment to others

Negative thoughts

Motivation and Purpose