Trauma-Informed and Couples Therapist
“My desire as a therapist is to join you in your journey as you discover, process, and heal in a safe and compassionate environment. I believe therapeutic change happens through building a relationship with my clients based on trust and collaboration. As a trauma-informed and couples therapist, I center on my client’s physical and emotional safety first and foremost as I work with them to encourage healing without dangerously triggering any difficult memories, emotions, and experiences.”
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More About Michelle
“The ache for home lives in all of us – the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.” – Maya Angelou
I am passionate about empowering my clients and improving lives. I believe this is possible for every individual and every couple. My therapeutic approach is holistic, integrative and personal to you – meaning there is no “one size fits all” template that I follow. I honor the uniqueness of humans and their individual life experiences.
Together, you and I will tailor the therapeutic plan that best fits your personal goals. I am here to help you create a meaningful and healthy life. My hope is to guide you toward rejuvenation of mind, body, and spirit. My goal is to help you find resiliency as you navigate personal, professional, and interpersonal difficulties. Trained and skilled in evidence-based therapeutic approaches such as EMDR, The Gottman Method of Couples Counseling, CBT, CPT, and more. I focus on strengthening couple’s relationships, healing anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, self-esteem, grief, OCD, and addiction disorders.
Born and raised in the Midwest just outside of Detroit, I first worked in Animal Welfare after graduating with my Bachelor of Science degree in 2006. I knew I always wanted to be in the helping field – I believe though both personal and practical experience I gained a gift in connecting with others that I have a calling to share. For the last 4.5 years, I have worked in various mental health settings gaining a breadth of experience with many populations and modalities of counseling. Outside of meeting with clients, I enjoy swimming, gardening, true crime, football, naps and being in nature.