Michelle Heieren


About me

I am licensed in both Maine and Alaska with 7 years of professional work experience in a variety of clinical settings, including community mental health, inpatient hospitalization, primary care, and outpatient counseling. I specialize in working with individuals from a trauma-informed approach. My experience has led me to draw upon techniques from a variety of treatment models shown to support each client’s specific needs. This may include the use of somatic-based interventions, ego state therapies, attachment-based resourcing, and internal parts work to help foster growth and treatment progress when targeting more complex symptoms. Every client holds a unique blueprint of life experience when entering the therapy setting; as such, it is essential that treatment is tailored in a way that honors and supports all parts. Unresolved trauma, past negative experiences, or even unmet needs as a child can present as many different strategies for survival, such as depression, anxiety, substance use, grief, anger, sadness, shame, co-dependency, and physical complaints. I find the most joy in coming alongside clients on their journey as we notice the experiences that shape us with courage, compassion, and curiosity.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Grief , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Body Image , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Codependency , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Emptiness , Family of Origin Issues , First Responder Issues , Forgiveness , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Years of Experience: 7

Services offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video



AK LPC 149662

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