I am licensed in Alaska with over 10 years of professional work experience. I am internationally certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapist and nationally certified as a Master Addition Counselor. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, anger management, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Family Problems, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Phobias, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
AK LPC 141951
Michaela is kind, understanding, knowledgeable, and is not afraid to hold you accountable for your own growth. She gives great homework and is overall amazing.
Written on Feb 28, 2023 after therapy with Michaela for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes
Michaela has been extremely helpful, speaks my language when it comes to talking about personal issues and I always feel listened to in our sessions, always gives good advice while leaving freedom to think for myself. Would recommend her, very professional!
Written on Oct 18, 2022 after therapy with Michaela for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd
Michaela has been great at engaging with me and building a good relationship with me to help me work through my issues and towards my goals. She is friendly and I feel comfortable talking to her.
Written on Aug 27, 2022 after therapy with Michaela for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd
Michaela is by far the best therapist I've ever had!
Written on Jun 27, 2022 after therapy with Michaela for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and adhd