Therapist in Manhattan Beach, California Michelle Bucholtz, Therapist

License: LCSW

Provider Gender: Female

Ages Served: 18-64

Appointments: In-office and Telehealth

Manages Medications: No, provides therapy only

Therapist in Manhattan Beach, California Michelle Bucholtz, LCSW

Michelle Bucholtz, LCSW

Expect something different with me. I’m creative, I’m straight forward, and I’m pretty sure I’ll make you laugh. Who said therapy has to be scary or boring?

I have worked in the psychiatric social work field for over 15 years in both England and the United States. I have worked with adults with a wide range of mental health difficulties. I have experience treating adults with anxiety, depression, trauma as well as other mood, psychotic, and substance abuse disorders. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to educate individuals on their symptoms, the roots of those symptoms and how to challenge, cope and work through them.

Working as a therapist has taught me that the basis of creating a good working relationship is the connection with each other. Connection builds safety and trust, which provides the platform for good therapeutic work. Without that, you might as well be talking to your dentist with your mouth full. Give yourself the opportunity to experience a different type of therapeutic relationship. If you are looking to talk, learn, be challenged, and laugh (potentially at me) please book an appointment.

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Shield of California
  • ComPsych
  • Elevance Health (Anthem BC)
  • Evernorth (Cigna)
  • Magellan
  • Managed Health Network (HealthNet)
  • MediNcrease Health Plans (MHP)
  • MultiPlan (PHCS)
  • Optum (UnitedHealthcare)
  • Partners Direct Health
  • Sana Benefits


  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)


  • English



Please use our online form to schedule an appointment with Michelle Bucholtz. You can also call 925-282-1778 to have someone assist you.

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