Get to know Michelle
I am Michelle, an associate marriage and family therapist. I graduated in 2018 with a Masters degree in counseling psychology. I also have a BA in psychology and a minor in fine art.
I enjoy working with children, individuals and families. Whether a specific life event or healing from the past trauma, I believe in offering practical coping tools for my clients to utilize long after they leave treatment.
I am passionate about healing trauma. Trauma rewires our nervous systems, causing many symptoms related to of anxiety and depression. I utilize trauma focused modalities, including EMDR and DBT. I also use cognitive behavioral therapy, sand tray, guided imagery, relaxation techniques, art and play therapy.
I am always humbled by the courage it takes to come in for the first therapy appointment. I also vividly remember what it feels like. Looking at our own issues, even growth, can be overwhelming and challenging. It can also be a lot of work to look at our patterns, ways of thinking, or responses, which may not be working any longer. I believe we all have the innate ability to heal, sometimes we just need some help getting there. Current studies show this through neuroplasticity, the brain’s natural ability to reorganize and make new connections.
I work in an authentic way and utilize an integrative approach as not every modality works for every individual. I have completed 30 hours of advanced trauma training. I am trained in EMDR, Sand Tray and DBT. I have worked with children, in some capacity, for 30 years. I have also worked with victims of domestic violence and developmentally disabled populations and I am certified as a crisis intervention advocate.