Michelle specializes in the treatment of complex trauma in adolescents and adults. Her approach to treatment involves a collaborative, relational approach as a foundation for building trust and safety in the therapeutic relationship. She has developed a mind-body focus and works with an understanding of neurobiology combined with present-focused experiential exercises to increase awareness of, connection to, and the ability to shift negatively experienced emotions and sensations. Michelle strongly believes that people are the experts of their experience and that negatively experienced symptoms are survival-based adaptations to difficult and traumatizing life circumstances. She works with people to develop a compassionate stance toward and greater sense of self and identity to increase meaningful connections within oneself as well as in relation to others.
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Over the last many weeks, as healthcare and governmental organizations have suddenly shifted the masking requirements of the pandemic, I have found myself saying some version of this over and over to my clients: the anxiety,...