Hawaii is home and I have had the privilege of working with many people over my 25 years of being a therapist. I have extensive experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & depression. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you already have many tools that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Sometimes we may need a sounding board and a listening ear for support. Reaching out takes courage and to take the first steps towards a change can sometimes feel daunting. I am here to encourage & empower you in that journey. I look forward to working with you and having you discover all of the strength that already exists in you.
Additional areas of focus: Abandonment, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Isolation / Loneliness, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Post-traumatic Stress, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
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I have spent tears trying to find a therapist who is the right match for me. Michelle individualizes her approach, and I leave each session feeling heard and with strategies to practice a d reminders of how I can be more compassionate to myself. And my favorite thing so far was when Michelle knew I was really worried about starting my new job, she messaged me in the very early morning each day that week with encouraging words which felt so supportive and responsive to my needs at the time. I highly recommend Michelle!
Written on Aug 17, 2023 after therapy with Michelle for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue