I'm Michelle! (she/her/hers)
You have taken a first step to seek help. Together we can reveal the answers already within you.
“We don't have to do all of it alone. We were never meant to.”
- Brené Brown
I provide counseling services to individuals, couples, families, and teens. My therapy attunes to you, your experience, culture, developmental life stage, and goals. My integrative therapeutic approach draws from Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Somatic Internal Family Systems (IFS), Attachment theory, neurobiological, mindfulness, family systems, and couples modalities. By creating an open and supportive environment, I aim to evoke a sense of hope within you – knowing that there is light at the end of the tunnel.
My office is located in beautiful Santa Cruz, CA. I also offer telehealth sessions to California residents. Learn more about the logistics of getting started and what to expect in your first session.
Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT) License #134798
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor (APCC) License #12257
Helping you is my passion. After years of working in a grueling business career and then as a stay-at-home mother, I uprooted my life to become a therapist.
EMDR Trained | Certified Trauma Professional
Supervised by David Powers, CA LMFT 110906, LPCC 7534