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I'm Michelle! (she/her/hers)
You have taken a                first step to seek help. Together we can reveal the answers already within you.

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“We don't have to do all of it alone. We were never meant to.”

- Brené Brown
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People who Michelle L Bakalarski serves as a pyschotherapist in santa cruz california

services

I provide counseling services to individuals, couples, families, teens, and children. My therapy attunes to you, your experience, culture, developmental life stage, and goals.

client info

My office is located in beautiful Santa Cruz, CA. On a client by client basis, I also offer telehealth sessions to California residents. My collaborative and holistic approach brings harmony to your mind, body, and soul.

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about me

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

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blog

Read all my latest mental health tips and general advice.

resources

Need help now? Check out this collection of ready resources.

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Fill this form to schedule a free 15 minute phone consultation.
I look forward to hearing from you.

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