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About You Counseling & Coaching, LLC - Michelle Rampone, MSW, LCSW

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910 S 8th St Ste 100, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

(904) 729-4580

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About You Counseling & Coaching, LLC is Amelia Isand's only counseling practice that specializes in the diagnosis & treatment of school age children & young adults with behavioral and/or mood issues.

General Info
My name is Michelle Rampone and I founded About You Counseling & Coaching, LLC in Massachusetts in 2009. I relocated to Amelia Island in 2013 to be closer to my family and am a licensed clinical social worker in both Florida and Massachusetts. I graduated from Rutgers University with a Bachelors of Science in Psychology in 1997 and earned a Masters in Social Work as a clinical social worker from Columbia University. For more than 16 years, I have had extensive training and experience working with ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, Grief, and Adjustment issues due to stress or major life changes. I feel fortunate to have an ability to connect and develop an alliance with teens, especially those who are defiant, disrespectful, who feel entitled or are resistant to counseling or coaching. Working with these challenging clients and the families affected by them, is my true passion. My experience with and dedication to treating ADHD in kids and adults, as well as other emotional or behavior issues, isn't just professional; it's personal: I have ADHD. Untreated until I attended graduate school, I am better able to understand the effect of symptoms from a variety of perspectives and apply that knowledge to the treatment of my clients. My clients feel that because I live it, have struggled with it, understand the thoughts and emotions associated with it, and continue to find new strategies to manage and cope with it, it gives me an advantage in their treatment. My clients have described me as an effective, progressive, hard working, caring, passionate, young at heart, empathetic, accommodating, think outside the box kind of therapist. Reviews can be found on my website www.aboutyoucounseling.net
Hours
Regular Hours
Sat - SunClosed
Extra Phones

Fax: (904) 729-4582

Services/Products
Diagnostic Evaluations/Assessments, Individual Counseling, Couple/Marriage Counseling, Family Counseling, Parental Guidance, Educational Advocacy. Specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of children, adolescents, young adults and their families who struggle with mood and behavior issues.
Payment method
paypal, cash, all major credit cards
Location
Located in Amelia Office Suites on the corner of 8th Street (A1A) and Indigo Street
Associations
Member of CHADD, Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/HyperactivityDisorder Member of NASW, The National Association of Social Workers
Categories
Counselors-Licensed Professional, Counseling Services, Marriage, Family, Child & Individual Counselors

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Deb T.

03/07/2018

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Thank God for Michelle Rampone at About You Counseling! She has had such a significant positive impact on my family, and me that I have no words to express how thankful we all are. Michelle’s knowledge about ADHD is remarkable, which is attributed to her own experiences as a kid being untreated. She is able to see or understand things that no other counselor has even addressed. My 13 year old son has been treated for anxiety and depression in the past and has been to many counselors before, but he hasn’t connected to anyone until Michelle. He feels she “gets him” and understands how his brain works. We were also lucky enough to work with her as a family and change began immediately after our first session. Michelle is direct, yet supportive; she calls it as she sees it, which I love. She has helped me better understand my son’s thoughts and behaviors, so that I can try helping him in a more effective and loving way. I now understand how debilitating ADHD can be, however I also see the advantages of it too. I realize my son’s brain doesn’t work like most others. I realize that many of his symptoms can also be an advantage. For example, my son is always thinking outside the box, he’s creative in art and music, he invents or creates things, he’s athletic, is passionate in his endeavors, and has a heart of gold, showing compassion towards others. All along our journey, I thought there was something wrong with my son. That is so far from the truth! Michelle made my see all of the positive things that can happen when you have ADHD. Thank you, thank you, thank you for giving my son life and purpose and for showing my family different perspectives of how special his really is. I truly feel my son will be in the 1% of entrepreneurs

C N.

11/04/2016

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From a Grateful Amelia Island Family …..

Ms. Rampone is a wonderful, relatable counselor who is a breath of life to families who are in need or in crisis.

We have a daughter who had gone through a horrifying trauma a few years ago. Without going through private details, Ms. Rampone was able to assist in the breaking down many barriers that had formed in the life of our daughter. Ms. Rampone has been truly a lifeline of support to our daughter and to this family.

In addition, our son has suffered from ADHD that was truly undiagnosed until she spent HOURS of testing that only SHE could make tolerable for him. If it wasn't for her professionalism and love for what she does, we don't know how we could have been able to fully help our son. We, as parents, learned how to better communicate with him, and he with us.

Our daughter and son hold Ms. Rampone in a very high regard. In this review, we can't adequately put in enough words of gratitude.

Cr J.

10/21/2016

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I have been seeing michelle for almost 2 years now. Michelle is a very caring person, who meets the needs of all of the people she sees. She makes it a point to continue counseling until she feels as if you can cope and handle things yourself, and even after that she will still see you to check in! Michelle has helped turn me into a responsible caring person over the last couple years, and I recommend her to anyone who feels as if they need someone to talk to that they can be 100% honest with.

Maryann J.
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I have to say that it has been a privilege to work with Michelle. Over the last 6 months she has been seeing my son and our family and I can't say enough about her, both as a therapist and a person. Her expertise of ADHD is invaluable. She is always generous of her time and her dedication to helping others is very apparent. We have been to MANY different counselors in the past and my son would not talk to ANY of them. It was different with Michelle right from the beginning. I could not believe how easily he connected with her. She is a God sent to both my son and my family, who also love her! Michelle is the most down to earth, knowledgeable, caring counselors I have worked with. Honestly, I don't know where we would be if it wasn't for her guidance. She is beyond 5 stars!

Wes T.

09/18/2016

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Michelle is an amazing counselor and an even more amazing person. No matter what problems may occur in your life she will be there with you not to pity you, but to strengthen you. I am forever grateful for her and life changing support and direction.

Lauren H.

06/09/2015

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Finding a good therapist is really difficult. I had been to over five in my life: two of them for over a year, the other three for about three sessions. The common problem I found was 1) They seemed to let me do all the talking and offered very little feedback. 2)Attending as a couple - be it between husband/wife or as parent/teen - The Therapist was unable to be neutral, it seemed they always swayed to one side or another.

Michelle's approach is refreshing, as she wants to hear both sides and be fair. She focuses on getting the past issues on the table honestly so everyone feels heard. She then works on figuring out how to move forward in relationships, focusing on improving communication between parents and teens. She provides invaluable insight as to what is normal behavior and what is not.

Michelle Rampone has been a gift to our family. She first met with all of my kids individually. She then met privately with my ex husband and myself to discuss the kids, issues, communication. Michelle then took it a step further and invited the whole family in her living room setting office to have a family meeting. The process has been incredibly effective and so is her ability to build a bridge between kids and parents.

My kids were reluctant to see a Therapist, but have really bonded with Michelle due to her style. She is able to get down on their level, understand what they are feeling and then helps them to see the big picture. Michelle's candid, open and honest style allows both the parents and the teens to feel comfortable. It's rare that a Therapist is effective and admired by both the parents and teens that she works with - but this is exactly who Michelle Rampone is.

I asked Dr. Carly Miller, MD for a recommendation of a Therapist for my kids. And her answer was "If you want the best - see Michelle Rampone" So, I did and you know what? She was right - Michelle is a truly the best Therapist that I've ever worked with.

Lori K.

05/16/2015

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Michelle has been a great help to me! I am in my mid-50s and after the death of my dad and my mom moving in with me, my anxiety peaked with 'bridge fear'. I literally could not leave our island! Michelle knew exactly how to address this situation and she went at it with much enthusiasm and cheerfulness. She coached and cheered me through it and I can now cross that bridge with confidence! She has such a positive, upbeat attitude that I've continued to visit with her on a weekly basis and she is successfully helping me through my grief and the changes emanating from the death of my beloved dad. I would highly encourage anyone going through stress and anxiety, or just wanting to talk with someone, to make an appointment with Michelle. It has been life-changing for me.

F A.

02/07/2015

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What a wonderful experience I have had with Michelle Rampone over the past several months! Words can’t express how grateful I am to Michelle for all her undivided attention in helping me overcome many different issues that I was dealing with, including work stress, anxiety and adult ADHD. I am so relieved that I am now getting the treatment I need for a happier, more fulfilling life due to her diligence. She has always been very flexible around scheduling appointments, so that it would not interfere with my work schedule. I highly recommend Michelle to anyone seeking help in working through their issues. What a relief it has been for me to finally get the help I needed!

patricia19

08/16/2013

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Michelle is a great therapist and coach! I would recommend her highly to anyone, especially if they are struggling with ADHD. If it wasn't for her, I don't know where my son would be. He was struggling in school for years and had become depressed. She not only helped him organize his schoolwork and get better grades, but there has been a drastic change in his self esteem and confidence! I can't thank her enough for her patience, expertise and compassion while working with not only my son, but my husband and I as well.