Michelle Parrella (she/her)

Accepting Clients

I empower Women and LBGTQ+ folks to overcome past narratives, reconnect with themselves to find happiness and live a life of authenticity.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Santa Monica, CA


About My Clients

You’ve been trying to figure out why you feel so stuck, trying to understand your feelings and make changes, but nothing is working. You want to stop feeling so anxious and operating from a place of fear. You want to be happy, to take action and make better decisions - decisions for yourself. You need support and a space to sort through it all. Of course you do, because you deserve it, and I’m here to help you.

My Background and Approach

Maybe you've spent the time trying to analyze things, read the books, listen to the podcasts but somehow you’re still stuck feeling alone in it all. You deserve a safe space to be unapologetically you and I’m here for you. As a trauma informed feminist therapist, I help examine stressors experienced as a result of biases, oppression and discrimination. I work with insightful folks who want to delve into the disconnects they’re experiencing: where stress, anxiety, or overwhelm is causing them to feel out of balance. I'll give you the tools to take control of your life and uncover who you truly are, so you can resurface empowered and confident and live authentically. As a clinician, I may be an expert on some things - both lived and learned, but I’ll never pretend to be an expert on you and your experiences. Working with me means that I’m going to challenge you in your journey of self discovery and that I will hold you accountable so that you can live your best life.

Why I am a Good Fit for You

The relationship I form with clients is never transactional. I strive to create transformational relationships together because I believe you deserve a partner to build the life you want, not just a therapist. My goal is that our work together leaves you feeling your time was productive and worth the investment you're making in yourself. Each session is an opportunity for me to meet you where you are, whether that’s allowing you the space you need to process something recent, dig deep into the past or cultivate a new skill and take purposeful action. We’ll work together to dismantle the stories in your mind, attack your anxieties and reduce your overwhelm. I’m committed to giving you a judgment free space to be you… to take off the mask, to not “have it all together”, to fall apart, and to speak your mind.

At A Glance

  • Experience: 9 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $215 - 250/session


6055495279 Email Michelle
2847 Delaware Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90404

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