I am a clinical social worker licensed in Oregon. I have over 15 years of experience working with clients in a variety of settings and with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, OCD, autism, parenting, career challenges, ADHD, eating disorders, addiction, and trauma.
My therapy style is collaborative, encouraging, and warm. I believe in treating all individuals with respect, dignity, and compassion. I am committed to addressing cultural issues around implicit bias, racism, equity and injustices for communities of color and those with diverse backgrounds. I approach this with a culture of humility, as well as an understanding that I am responsible for my own lifelong learning. I strive to be open to feedback and to put meaningful and authentic action behind these sentiments.
My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, and solution-focused therapy, and I will tailor our dialogue and treatment goals to meet your unique and specific needs.
It takes courage to seek change and support, and I feel privileged clients allow me to be a part of their journey. Whether you have a history of therapy, or are seeking support for the first time, I look forward to working with you and helping you to accomplish your goals.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Family conflicts, Grief, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Co-morbidity, Control Issues, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Fertility Issues, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Postpartum Depression, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
OR LCSW L4337
Michelle has been a great therapist to me as I navigated some major life changes. She is kind and approachable and her insight into different situations has always been helpful. I highly recommend her!
Written on Nov 19, 2022 after therapy with Michelle for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes