Michelle Battipaglia - Handel Behavioral Health
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Counselors & Appointments

Michelle Battipaglia, LMFT

For Telehealth/Online & Franklin Appointments

(617) 958-6318 View Availability Join Virtual Waiting Room

Counseling Style

Michelle is a strengths-based therapist who believes in meeting her clients where they are at and walking through their reality with them. We all struggle at different points in our lives, and need a place to feel safe and secure to explore and unpack our issues and struggles. Michelle provides a neutral, non-judgmental place for people to express themselves openly and honestly, to explore their thoughts and feelings, and to increase their understanding of themselves and others.


Michelle has worked with children, teens, adults, and family systems in various forms since completing her Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy. Michelle believes that we do not exist only as individuals, but all as parts of bigger systems, and brings her family systems perspective to all sessions, even those with a single person in the room.


  • Anxiety/Panic/Phobias
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Divorce/Custody Disputes
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Parenting Issues
  • PTSD/Acute Stress
  • Gender Identity
  • Academic/Occupational/Work Issues/Career

Clinical Modalities + Treatments

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

I would love to work with you and your family system on whatever you are struggling with! Please do not hesitate to reach out to me.