Hi, my name is Michelle Swerin. I am certified hypnotherapist / meditation teacher, mindfulness therapist, trained community health worker, and art therapist. I have been practicing therapy for over a decade and have experience in many health settings. I am especially passionate about helping people learn how to cope with emotions in relations to health conditions and wellness, build self-care, understand and change self-talk, manage change, anxiety, binge eating disorder, and ADHD.
I am a person-centered therapist (meaning I meet you where you are. I recognize you are the expert of your life and you are not a label or a diagnosis) and my role is to connect with you to help you feel empowered to make change in your life that you want to make. I do this by utilizing brain-based psychoeducation, art therapy motivational interviewing, CBT, art therapy, narrative/exposure therapy, self hypnosis, and mindfulness skills practice. Furthermore I am neurodivergent and I am a brain and body diversity advocate.
"People need encouragement like a plant needs water." My role as your therapist is to hold the watering can and help you build the gardening skills to help your grow and thrive.
Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Grief, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Codependency, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Eating and Food-Related Issues, Family Problems, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Life Purpose, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
AZ LPC LPC-22278
MN LPCC 888
ME LCPC CC6800
Michelle is compassionate and supportive. She helps me process situations I'm conflicted about and helps remind me of alternative perspectives.
Written on Mar 22, 2023 after therapy with Michelle for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, anger management, and coping with life changes
I have had two sessions with Michelle and both sessions were very helpful and insightful. I look forward to our future sessions.
Written on Jan 11, 2023 after therapy with Michelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes
I love Michelle! Her and I have grown a tight bond. And she helps me when I need her most. I’ve made a huge improvement
Written on Sep 21, 2022 after therapy with Michelle for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, and adhd
Michelle has been great and very helpful!
Written on Jun 20, 2022 after therapy with Michelle for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Meets me where I am at and helps me move forward.
Written on Jun 17, 2022 after therapy with Michelle for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and compassion fatigue
Michelle has been very intuitive and helpful! She is skilled at offering new perspective of the challenges I am working on, as well providing me with tools to utilize which is helping me learn more about myself and move towards accomplishing my goals.
Written on Jun 04, 2022 after therapy with Michelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, and sleeping disorders