Changing lives is my passion and my calling. I want to be an instrumental person in people's lives. I want to help people recognize why they do what they do and how to change what they want to change. I have a passion for working with people and providing them with my support under any circumstance. I believe at times we need direction when life can become overwhelming. I feel everyone has a story to share and everyone's story is different. I help people create new chapters in their lives by helping them to see that they can live the life they want to live. It all begins with changing how you think. Your life has a lot to do with your experiences, but it's how you react to those experiences that will determine how you live.

"Change your attitude, change your life." Dr. G



Michelle Gonzalez, Psy. D., LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor & Doctor in Psychology

drmichellegonzalez@coralgablescounseling.com

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Dr. Michelle Amezaga Gonzalez is both a doctor in psychology and a licensed mental health counselor with over 10 years of experience. She earned her doctorate degree from Cal Southern University and holds two masters degrees from Nova Southeastern University and Carlos Albizu University.

She began her career at the child anxiety and phobia clinic where she began her specialty with children and adolescents. She has been practicing for over seven years in Community mental health agencies with a wide spectrum of populations and issues.

Dr. Gonzalez’s goal is to help children, adolescents, adults and families learn to cope and process current stressful issues. Her areas of specialty are depression, anxiety/fears, (ADHD) Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Substance abuse, poor self-esteem issues and adjustment disorders associated with divorce of parents or other life changing events. She works directly with the family court and other private institutions. She strives to incorporate the body and mind using a holistic approach into her sessions. As a practicing professional Dr. Gonzalez continues to look to many resources to keep developing her skills and perfect how she practices within a broad spectrum of areas.

Dr. Gonzalez believes that developing a trusting therapeutic relationship is the key factor for success in therapy. She offers individual, couple’s and family psychotherapy in a safe environment to help clients improve the quality of their lives and level of emotional functioning.

She is fluent in Spanish.

“Perception is reality and at times we need to view problems as a disguise to possibilities.” MAG