Michelle is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, certified Community Resiliency Model teacher, registered yoga teacher (RYT-200), is working toward her certification as a Trauma Resiliency Model practitioner, and a lover of movement, play and art. She is dedicated to social justice, celebrates neurodiversity, and is a staunch ally of the LGBTQI+ community. Michelle began her career as a transformative education coach with homeless youth and as an Outreach Counselor at the Southern California Counseling Center. In her post-graduate work as a clinical therapist in FSP-intensive services, she specialized in helping children, adults, and families struggling with co-occurring issues of mental illness, trauma, and neurodevelopmental challenges.
With a philosophy firmly rooted in somatic, depth, and humanistic psychology traditions, Michelle’s therapeutic approach blends multiple modalities such as Gestalt, Jungian, Trauma Resiliency Model, Play Therapy, Internal Family Systems, CBT, Solution-Focused Therapy, and mindfulness practices. She cultivates a safe, collaborative space to help individuals, children and families reach their therapeutic goals and expand wellbeing in mind, body and spirit.