Nice to meet you. I'm Michelle...
I'm guessing that what you really want to know "about me" is whether or not I can help you!
This is really about you and whether or not you believe that I will be a good fit for your needs.
One of my first goals in therapy is to put you at ease. I know that I need to earn your trust before you will let me walk with you in the dark places in your story. For therapy to be successful, it will take work. I am not going to sugarcoat this. It will be hard. I can't fix your problems for you, but I can give you tools to help and walk along side you while you courageously face life's challenges.
Relationship issues are my passion. The people in our lives make life worth living, so when there is distance, hurt, betrayal, lack of respect and fondness...it hurts! I help couples find their way back to each other by strengthening connection and affection, working through conflict, and overcoming betrayals, and ultimately developing a relationship that is life-giving.
I have a Master's in Counseling from Colorado Christian University. This is a rigorous two and a half year program with a large experiential portion involving hundreds of hours of supervised counseling. I am grateful for the experience because it has shaped me into the Counselor I am today.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I use an Integrative approach to counseling which means our work together will be tailored to your situation. There is definitely no one-size-fits-all scenario. I utilize several evidence-based theoretical approaches in therapy that have proven successful in my work with Couples, Individuals, and Trauma.
I had the privilege of partnering with KOAA and Mayfield Counseling in an effort to reduce the stigma around seeking support through counseling and navigating grief in a healthy way. See excerpts below.