Michelle has a master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. Her undergraduate degree is a BS in Psychology from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. Specializing in working with children and adolescents, Michelle is qualified to treat depression with suicidality and self-mutilation, anxiety, trauma and grief, physical and sexual abuse, marital and parenting difficulties, acting out children, and life transition issues. Please contact her for more information.
Michelle uses a psychodynamic approach that looks at the family as the foundation for our beliefs. This allows the relationship between you and Michelle to be part of your healing, learning to trust, and expand your relationships with others. Within the context of a safe therapeutic alliance, Michelle will challenge and support you in the direction of accomplishing your life goals. Michelle draws from cognitive-behavioral techniques and communication theories as well to assist you in developing healthy relationships and refreshing perspectives to your life challenges.
Michelle's training at a seminary gives her additional insight and resources for integrating spirituality for a more holistic approach.
- American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy
- California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
- East Bay CAMFT
- Play Therapy Association of California
- East Bay Disaster Mental Health Response Team and Red Cross Volunteer