Michelle is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). She specializes in couples and family counseling, works with individual adults and adolescents, and loves to engage in play therapy with children. She is a Level 2 Gottman Certified Therapist and has received additional training in couples and family counseling, sand tray therapy, play therapy, art therapy, and crisis counseling.
During her work with clients, Michelle addresses a variety of concerns including stress, anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, self-esteem, abuse, trauma, PTSD, attachment, and couple and family relations. She utilizes a person-centered and strengths-based counseling approach, and incorporates existentialism, mindfulness, and self-compassion into her work. Michelle deeply believes in the intrinsic worth of every human being and seeks to help clients recognize their strengths and gifts as they work through challenging situations. She has a strong belief that individuals have an innate need for acceptance and an emotional connection with others to achieve true wellness, and she strives to provide both during her sessions.
Michelle has a Bachelors of Music degree in Media Music from Brigham Young University-Provo, and a Masters of Counseling degree from Idaho State University in Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling.