Michelle Zapotoski, LPC, NCC, Owner

Michelle Zapotoski, LPC, NCC, Owner

Michelle loves to work with clients from various backgrounds and issues from ages 18 and older. She is especially passionate about working with clients experiencing anxiety disorders such as generalized anxiety, panic disorder, social anxiety, and phobias. Michelle also offers specialized services in the form of therapy and specialized groups to women struggling with work stress, perfectionism and burnout. Michelle utilizes advanced Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Internal Family Systems with her clients.

Michelle is an avid cyclist. She loves to ride her indoor bike and outdoor bike as often as possible. She also has a love of books, she can always be seen reading in waiting rooms and listening to audiobooks. As a former school counselor, Michelle made the switch from the education environment to focus on contributing to the mental health needs within our area. Michelle has a niche of working with client struggling with work issues and assertiveness training.

Favorite Quote: “Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” ~ Maya Angelou

Education and Experience

  • Years of Experience: 21 years
  • Licensed Professional Counselor, NCC
  • Mountaintop Counseling, LLC, Owner/Therapist, 2016 – Present
  • Hanover Area School District, School Counselor, 2005 – 2021
  • Various counseling agency positions, 2002-2005
  • Penn State University, BS Psychology/Women’s Studies and Business Minors, 2002
  • University of Scranton, MS School Counseling K-12, 2004
  • Misericordia University, Addictions Counseling Certification, 2016
  • Center for EFT Studies, Level I and II EFT/Tapping Certification, 2016
  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, UMass Memorial Medical Center , 2017
  • Embodied Philosophy, Deep Healing Through IFS, 2020
  • The Beck Institute, CBT for Anxiety, 2021
  • Chopra Institute, Meditation Certification, 2023
  • Internal Family Systems Therapy Live Training: 2023
  • Cornell University (online), Women’s Entrepreneurship, 2023
  • IFS Circle with Dr. Dick Schwartz, Advanced Certification, 2023