Michelle Beth Topal, LCSW

Name:Michelle Beth Topal
Social Worker—Clinical
Location:111 Windel Drive, Suite 213
5417 S. Miami Blvd, Durham 27703
Raleigh, NC 27609
Phone: 919-807-1454
Fax: 888-789-5440
Are feeling overwhelmed with all you have to deal with in your life?  
Are you sometimes worry over the smallest things, but are unable to turn off these thoughts?
Do you feel stuck & unsure what to do to make things better?
Are you feeling alone & disconnected & finding your most important relationships difficult?

Hi & welcome to Change for Living Counseling PLLC.  We are a group of therapists who want to help you & your family.  We specialize in working with adults, kids/teens, families, couples & LGBTQ+  community.  We want to help you if anxiety, panic or worry are making life difficult, or if past trauma or post part mood changes are interfering with how you live, or if your teen is struggling, especially with issues of sexual orientation or gender, or if your relationship or marriage are just not working.  We're here to help you & your family get your lives to where you want them to be.

In seeking psychotherapy from any of the providers at Change for Living (CFL) Counseling PLLC, you are benefiting from our many years of experience in caring for people in our community.  We believe that we are all doing the best we can & that we all struggle at times. So we approach people's concerns with compassion, understanding & commitment, because we see challenges as a normal part of life.

"Your Life is a Sacred Journey. And it is about change, growth, discovery, movement, transformation, continuously expanding your vision of what is possible, stretching your soul, learning to see clearly and deeply,  listening to your intuition, taking courageous risks, embracing challenges at every step of the way
You are on the path.  Exactly where you are meant to be right now.
And from here, you can only go forwards, shaping your life story into a magnificent tale of triumph, of healing, of courage, beauty, wisdom, power, dignity, & love"
          -Caroline Joy Adams
UNC Chapel HillMSWChildren & Families12/1994
DirectorA Safer Place Youth Network (ASPYN)-LBGTQ Youth ProgramRaleigh5 years
NameIssued ByDuration
Licensed Clinical Social WorkerNC LCSW Board6/2000
NASWNational Association of Social Workerssince 1993
Advocacy ChairNC Society for Clinical Social Work3 months
Other Location:
Change for Living Counseling PLLC has offices in North Raleigh & RTP/Durham.  Call us at 919-807-1454 if you'd like to see at therapists at one of these locations.
Insurance:Change for Living Counseling PLLC therapists accept: Medcost, We also have therapists in our offices who take BCBS.
Change for Living Counseling PLLC welcomes clients who seek services without using insurance to ensure the privacy of medical records.  Call us to talk about our fees.  We do reduce fees on a limited basis.
Change for Living Counseling PLLC has convenient evening & weekend hours.

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Connie Shelton Lancaster, LPC
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Dr. Heloisa H Portela, Ph.D., LPC, NCC, ACS
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Dr. Carol Bunch, PhD
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Suzanne Ballard Thompson, LPC, M.S., M.A.

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Michelle Leigh Chambers, MSW LCSW
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Hilary Hartford, LCAS
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