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Michelle Elias, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Trauma and abuse Self esteem Depression
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About me

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Addictions Counselor. I have years of experience with youth, adolescents, adults, couples and families. I specialize in both mental health counseling and substance use disorder counseling. So I am very comfortable helping clients with co-occurring issues. I am knowledgeable, empathetic, nonjudgment, dedicated and collaborative in my work. My counseling practice is an eclectic approach. I believe that an ethical and trauma informed approach are necessary for best practice. The change process can be a wonderful journey for a client as I believe we all have to ability to be successful in counseling. I value direct communication, authenticity and reciprocal trust in the counseling process in order for the client to truly open up and be themselves. One of my favorite sayings is "the journey is the destination."

Professional experience

15yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Life Purpose, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information

CO LPC 0011248