Professional Counseling for Individuals, Couples & Adolescents

I work from an empowerment model. My goal is to teach clients new ways of perceiving their problem, healthy coping behaviors for responding to their problem, and healthy attitudes & communication skills for working with their families, partners, or work environment so they can make changes in their own life.

About Michele

LIFE CAN BE BETTER!

I am cheering you on as you are considering to allow someone to partner with you on your journey. There are many great therapists in our community and I am humbled to be able to stand amongst them as a supporter of freedom, hope, healing, acceptance and love. I am easy to talk to, non-judgmental, and compassionate; I always work from an empowerment and mutual respect model. I would be honored to walk with you.

Professional Experience

Michele is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, a National Board Certified Counselor, and has been a Mental Health Professional (MHP) in WA State since 1990.
She is also WA State certified for the following specializations:

  • Child Mental Health Specialist (CMHS)
  • Ethnic Minority Mental Health Specialist (EMMHS)
  • Gottman Method Couples Therapist

Education and Credentials

Michele has the following education & credentials 

  • Bachelors Degree (BSW), Social Work
  • Masters Degree (MS), Professional Counseling
  • Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) - Marriage & Family Therapy specialization
  • Gottman Couples Therapist
  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)
  • National Board Certified Counselor (NBCC/NCC)
  • Certified Lifespan Integration Therapist

Learn about Washington State requirements for Mental Health Professionals and Mental Health Specialists:WAC 388-865-0150 Definitions

She is also a Professional / Clinical member of the following organization

  • The Gottman Relationship Clinic
  • American Counseling Association
  • American Mental Health Counselors Association
  • American Psychotherapy Association (Diplomate)
  • American Association of Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Washington Mental Health Counselors Association
  • National Board for Certified Counselors