Dr. Renee Michaels, PHD

Clinical Social Work •  Female • Age 57
  
Dr. Michaels
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

MindWorks Psychotherapy Group

1260 S Martin Luther King Jr Ave Clearwater, FL 33756

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(727) 278-8375

Dr. Renee Michaels, PHD is a Clinical Social Worker in Clearwater, FL. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Michaels to book an appointment.


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(727) 278-8375

Dr. Michaels accepts the following insurance:

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No malpractice claims found for Florida
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Dr. Michaels' conditions and procedures:

  • Addiction
  • Addiction Treatment
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Counseling for Gay and-or Lesbian Individuals
  • Couples Therapy
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Hypnosis (Medical Hypnotherapy)
  • Individual Therapy
  • Overeating
  • Panic Disorder
  • Relationship Issues
  • Sex Addiction
  • Sexual Disorders
  • Stress

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Dr. Michaels helped me to make a decision to continue living when I was very depressed. Her compassion and insight saved my life. She explained in a way that I could easily understand how my brain was causing my moods and how to make the changes I needed to make. She was supportive and encouraging in a professional manner. Her office is like a spa- soft music, aroma therapy. Sometimes I went early just to sit and relax prior to our sessions Frankly, the combination of environment, skill, and the tools she taught me really made a difference. I highly recommend her to anyone who wants to make real changes.
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Jan 14, 2020
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Pompous, arrogant. Told me everything she says is brilliant. I could do just as well with a good self help book. Save your time and money.
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Maggie – Dec 31, 2019
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I drive about an hour to Clearwater to see Dr. Renee for my appointments. I would happily drive twice that distance if I had to. I have been dealing with issues related to trauma for many years and have seen different therapists. She is the ONLY one who gave me skills, notes, and techniques that resulted in huge paradigm shifts. I can’t recommend her enough!
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D.R. – Jul 05, 2019
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She never showed up for our first appointment, and because her phone mailbox was full, I had to leave a message with a fellow counselor of hers. She called me and initially inferred that I had not shown up, but when I held her to task, she said she “lost her phone”. Very unprofessional. She asked if I would give her another chance, but I answered, “Absolutely not!I” Considering Dr Michaels initially demanded credit card info for possible last minute cancellations, I’m wondering if I too can get reimbursed for a wasted afternoon for her failure to show up.
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May 01, 2019
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Her approach is gentle but persuasive and very educational. I have learned so much and hope to continue.
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Clearwater, FL – Feb 18, 2019
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I only left 1 star because it was necessary in order to leave a review. She truly deserves a negative rating. She was treating my daughter for depression/anxiety. She should never see children. She took an immediate dislike to me, the mother. Wanted my daughter on drugs which was not an option. Each time my daughter mentioned my name she made it apparent and scoffed, my daughters own words. After never missing an appointment, she took $$$ out of my account for an appointment never confirmed.
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Clearwater, FL – Feb 12, 2019
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I came to Dr. Renee as a very broken woman with very little hope about my future and life in general. Fast forward 7 months and I can't even believe that I was the same person who walked into her office. I have learned so much about myself and my ability to change my way of thinking. Thank you so much Dr. Renee, for your commitment to your patients and your knowledge above and beyond anything I could've imagined.
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Schellie in Clearwater – Jan 02, 2019
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Dr. Renée has helped me manage my pain through meditation. But she is much more, she is thoughtful, caring, and is a good listener. She is not only a good doctor, She is a beautiful person inside and out.
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Valerie J in Pinellas Park , FL – Oct 14, 2018
I am honored by the gift of you in my life too! I...Read More
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If you are in need of help for emotional, physical, chronic pain, this is the place to go. I have had chronic pain for over 7 years, and meeting with Dr. Michaels on a one-on-basis has literally changed my way of life and thinking. I just finished an eight week workshop with others and being with people who are in your same shoes makes a big difference. I highly recommend her to you so don’t hesitate and give her a call.
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Shirley Robbins in Largo, FL – Jul 26, 2018
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Dr. Michaels has been extremely helpful to me. Her professionalism, along with her insight, is exceptional! I could not have asked for a better experience and I am very thankful that I found her.
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Sherry in St. Petersburg – Jun 01, 2018
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Dr. Michaels is unlike any counselor I have been to before. This was the 1st time I was given "tools" to work with. I came to her looking for help to figure out what my "new" normal was going to be as I had chronic pain, panic attacks, depression, anxiety and several immune deficiencies. It was my last resort to try to help myself and that is just what "tools" Dr. Michaels gave me. How to help myself. How to handle situations that make me frightened or insecure. Forever grateful. Shelly Sheldon
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Michaelle Sheldon in Springfield – Apr 24, 2018
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extremely horrible experience withn this so-called therapist!
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Palm Harbor, FL – Sep 25, 2017
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I guess they give out PhDs to anyone these days
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Florida – Aug 17, 2017
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My experience with Dr Michaels has been life changing! She has been helping me conquer my Addiction, Anxiety issues and Depression with ease and comfort. I can trust her with my feelings and emotions. Her counseling techniques have helped me immensely. I am very happy with my visits with her. Thank you!
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Michelle in Palm Harbor, FL – Aug 05, 2017
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A charming home and a relaxing environment. Dr Michaels gives an honest and welcomed therapy. Lots of interesting and very helpful material with a healthy does of direction to get you where you need to be. She has helped me focus on aspects of myself I didn't even know I had. I am very thankful to have someone like Dr Michaels to help me navigate all of the obstacles i face in my mind and in my life.
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Jennifer in St Petersburg, FL – Jul 18, 2017
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I have been so blessed to come across Dr. Michaels. I have been to several therapists over the years for Family and Myself. What I like the most is her intelligence , Caring and positive personality. Unlike other Therapist she puts me to work on myself. She has assignment and goals for me every visit. Which I need to personally achieve in becoming a more Honest, caring, hopeful, positive, Non-judgemental and grateful individual in My Journey. M.O.
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Clearwater, FL – Jul 18, 2017
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Dr. Michaels, I believe from her own perspective is helpful and intuitive. She consistently will ask broad questions looking for very specific answers, giving her answers in the same way her questions were structured seem to irritate her, so much so she started coming up with a formal diagnosis for talking in circles. I do not doubt that there are therapists out there trained who legitimately want to treat you but Dr. Micheals has turned her at-home business into a money-grab.
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Jul 05, 2017
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My experience has been life-changing and positive. Environment is comfortable and warm
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Dr. T in Clearwater – Feb 01, 2017
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Dr. Michaels is very down to earth, very easy to speak with, compassionate and non-judgemental. Obviously a good listener, she also responds and reacts when needed, not one of those "How does that make you feel?" Dr.s - which is a VERY good thing. I like her "office", it's like coming home, comfortable and warm.
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Sharon in Indian Rocks Beach – Feb 01, 2017
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Renee is a wonderful therapist and warm caring person.The enviroment is so peaceful and calming.
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Carol in oldsmar – Jan 31, 2017
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Biography

     I am a psychotherapist, writer and lover of dogs. I help people who might be missing the mark in their lives and relationships. If you have tried the traditional therapy route and not had much long-lasting success, please know tha...Read more

Specialties

  • Clinical Social Work
  • Addiction and Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Psychotherapy
  • Sex Therapy

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MindWorks Psychotherapy Group1260 S Martin Luther King Jr Ave Clearwater, FL 33756
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    • Mon: 10:00am - 7:00pm
    • Tue: 10:00am - 7:00pm
    • Wed: 10:00am - 7:00pm
    • Thu: 10:00am - 4:00pm
    • Fri: closed
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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