Michelle is a compassionate psychotherapist that uses holistic approaches to assist individuals with their mental health concerns.
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I use cognitive behavioral techniques to assist individuals with restructuring their thought process about what makes them anxious. Through the restructuring process I assist the client to improve their responses to anxiety. I also use exposure techniques to assist clients with exploring the place, event, or thing that causes them anxiety to reduce anxious response to the stimuli.
For individual that suffers from drug dependence and abuse, I use motivational interviewing techniques to help motivate individuals that experience dependence and abuse. Motivational interviewing helps clients to believe that they are capable of overcoming and maintaining their sobriety. I also utilized solution focus techniques to assist Individuals with develop solutions, and coping strategies to help them abstain from illicit substance use. Individuals using MAT is also accepted.
I use cognitive behavioral techniques to assist individuals with restructuring their thought process about what makes them anxious. Through the restructuring process I assist the client to improve their responses to anxiety. I also use exposure techniques to assist clients with exploring the place, event, or thing that causes them anxiety to reduce anxious response to the stimuli. A referral to a psychiatrist may also be utilized.
To assist individuals that suffer from historical/intergenerational trauma, I used active listening techniques to assist them with processing their emotions from the traumatic experience. I use cognitive restructuring techniques to assist them to restructure their thoughts about why the trauma happen and negative thought process that happened as a result of the trauma. A referral to a psychiatric may also be utilized in conjunction with therapy.
Michelle have 4+ years with working with individuals that have been impacted by substance use disorder. The interventions that are utilized are psycho-educational and psycho-therapeutic interventions such as CBT, solution focus, and motivational interviewing techniques to assist individuals with developing coping strategies in their recovery process. Michelle also assist individuals with deciding if medication assistant treatment is right for them.
Michelle has an explicit history of specialized education, training, supervision, and experience working directly with trauma. The main focus of her clinical practice is working with trauma of a variety of kinds. We understand that treating trauma is not just about listening to someone share their story. Its about being able to recognize and understand the nuances of how trauma presents or "shows up," how it impacts someone, how to address specific aspects unique to the trauma -survivor.
Michelle assist couples with identify the breakdown in their relationship and to repair it be using motivational interviewing techniques. She uses motivational interviewing techniques to assist the couple with developing a communication style that will assist them with getting their needs met. Therapist helps the individual couple develop healthy boundaries.