Michelle Drake-Mermea

(MA, LMHC)

About Me

ABOUT ME
Welcome! I look forward to working with you and helping you to overcome obstacles and begin living the life you imagine. It takes courage to seek out counseling supports and I'm glad you've reached out to improve your life with our help today. Here is a little about me and how I plan to support you:

I have a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Pacific University (2009) and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in Washington state. I have experience working with teenagers in psychiatric residential treatment, children in public schools, community mental health and in the last 6 years working in a non-profit serving all ages. and am well versed in several effective counseling modalities. I am also a clinical supervisor and provide licensing supervision to those in the field.

My therapeutic style involves helping you to arrive at insight, strategies, and skills that you can implement into your daily life to experience relief of overwhelming feelings and increase positive changes. My goal is to make you feel validated, supported, and most importantly, to meet you where you are at. You are the expert of your life and I value this about my clients. Your input and voice is the driving force for our success in this process. We will set realistic and manageable goals to guide you and improve your life. I am here for you throughout this process and I encourage you to ask questions, to share concerns if they arise, and to check in at any point about your progress/needs. Finding a counselor can be daunting and I hope we can work as a collaborative team to best meet your needs!

SPECIALTIES
Stress, Anxiety
Parenting issues
Self esteem
Depression
Family conflict
Teens
Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
Chronic illness
Life transitions

Years of Experience: 15


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Self esteem
  • Coping with life changes

I also have experience in Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

Licensing

LMHC #LH60512816 (Expires: 2020-08-01)


Reviews

Written by G.A. on Feb 04, 2020 after counseling with Michelle for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, eating disorders, self esteem, and coaching

Michelle has an amazing ability to understand the underlying issues, raise points that address the actual cause of the issues, and guide the discussion to explore different areas, which gives you a different perspective. She is incredibly intuitive, intelligent and compassionate. I could not recommend her highly enough!

Written by A.A. on Jan 30, 2020 after counseling with Michelle for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

She’s is great! Super flexible with available hours. Always helps clear the head and soul.

Written by D.A. on Jan 07, 2020 after counseling with Michelle for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Michelle is amazing. She helped me normalize my intense feelings of unworthiness and anxiety. Our weekly sessions have been invaluable to me. I really love that I can speak with her in the comfort of my own home.

Written by C.H. on Oct 11, 2019 after counseling with Michelle for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, and adhd

I’ve been working with Michelle for nearly 8 weeks and plan to continue. She is warm, reassuring, and does a great job of helping you identify ways to implement small changes in your life that add up to a big impact. I would recommend her to anyone.