Ms. Michelle Murray, LCSW, SUD, ICS


Online Therapy

About Me

Michelle is the founder and owner of Forward Counseling & Consultation and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Substance Abuse Specialty and is a licensed Independent Clinical Supervisor with over 20 years of experience. She has a unique background of working in community agencies that address interpersonal violence, mental health issues through crisis intervention, case management, and psychotherapy.

Education & Experience

Michelle attended UW-Madison and obtained a Masters of Social Work Degree. She has advanced training in trauma and is skilled at addressing a wide range of diagnoses and mental health concerns. Michelle tailors her treatment approach to each client by using a variety of methods including: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Behavioral Activation, Mindfulness Practices, Strengths-Based Motivational Interviewing, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations


Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Addictions
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Issues
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Mood Disorders
  • Moral Injury
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychotic Disorders
  • Race, Culture, Ethnicity Issues
  • Schizophrenia
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Somatic Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Suicide Risk
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • Community Mental Health Center
  • Correctional Facility
  • First Responders
  • Group
  • Immigrants
  • LGBTQ+
  • Residential Treatment Facility
  • Seniors
  • Underserved


  • Sliding Scale

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