Michelle Favis


About Me

Welcome! My name is Michelle, and I am a Marriage and Family Therapist licensed in California with about 5-6 years of experience working as a psychotherapist. My background entails working with clients with range of concerns, including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma. In addition, I have a particular passion for working with people of color, immigrants, and those with physical disabilities or chronic illness.

My educational experience includes a BA in Psychology from UC Berkeley, and a MA in Counseling Psychology & Holistic Studies from JFK University. I have a very warm and interactive counseling style, and strongly believe in treating people with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. These qualities essentially allow clients to feel supported and heard as they work with me. Furthermore, my role as a therapist is to create a safe space and to guide my clients to tell their stories and discover their unique strengths. I do this by utilizing a combination of therapeutic approaches in my practice, including narrative, humanistic, and process therapies. Because of my extensive experience in working with clients who are part of marginalized groups, I also integrate aspects of liberation-based, affirmative therapies.

I look forward to hearing from you and getting the opportunity to learn more about you as we work together. Thank you for taking the time to read a little about me.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Depression

I also have experience in LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Career difficulties

Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LMFT #106456 (Expires: 2020-05-31)


Written by G.A. on Nov 18, 2018 after counseling with Michelle for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

I love her- she is very upbeat, happy, and makes me feel very comfortable. Talking to her all around is wonderful.