Hi! My name’s Michelle, and I welcome you to my site. I pride myself on offering friendly, affordable, convenient counseling. My goal is to help people grow and change so they can lead happier, more successful lives. I do this by fostering a warm, friendly, therapeutic relationship—a relationship in which you will feel safe to express your secret dreams, your greatest joys, and your deepest fears. I work hard to be an attentive, interactive, nonjudgmental listener. I believe that, in order to help you, I must fully understand and empathize with where you’re coming from.
I am a client-centered therapist. This means I do not see myself as some superior doctor with the authority to diagnose what’s wrong with you, the “patient.” (I hate that word!) Instead, I view therapy as a healthy partnership between two equals—you and I. While I, the therapist, have some expertise to offer on the process of growth, healing and change, I know that you, the client, are the expert on you and your life!
In a way, I see myself as a life consultant. You have a life to live with personal goals for love, career, finances, family, friends, creativity, spirituality, esteem. When one or more of these areas is not progressing the way you would like, I can help you gain a fresh perspective. I will empower you to define problems and explore solutions. Better yet, I can offer support, coaching, and encouragement as you bravely tackle the scary parts of life.
For a free, 15-minute phone consultation, call Michelle at: (626) 487-4674