My name is Michelle Vasquez, and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in California. I have worked in the social services field for 26 years and have been a LMFT for over 5 years. My passion for helping people became evident in high school as a peer counselor. I went on to complete a Bachelor’s in Psychology from the University of California Riverside and a Master’s in Psychology from Chapman University.
I enjoy helping clients become more self-aware, discover their inner strength, and develop skills to overcome life challenges. I have worked in a variety of settings with youths, families, and adults. My approach to therapy is to meet clients where they are at, provide a safe environment, and develop a supportive and compassionate therapeutic relationship that will promote change and growth. A treatment plan is created based on the client’s needs and what they would like to address in therapy. I use several modalities such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Attachment Theory, Psychodynamic, Mindfulness and EMDR. Some of the concerns I have worked with are anxiety/stress, depression, suicidal ideation, trauma, low self-esteem, family conflict, grief, domestic violence, work stressors, and relationship issues.
My availability with BetterHealth is Monday through Thursday evenings. I generally check messages from BetterHelp during those hours and respond within 24 hours except for Friday through Sunday.
I understand it may feel uncomfortable to reach out and share your story. I commend you for having the courage to begin the therapeutic process and I hope you will allow me to walk this journey with you towards a more whole and fulfilling life.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
CA LMFT 94353
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Written on Jun 28, 2022 after therapy with Michelle for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and anger management
Written on Feb 28, 2022 after therapy with Michelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compas