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Hello, I'm Michelle

I became a therapist because I am passionate about the process of healing and truly enjoy helping people reach a place of acceptance and peace. I believe that the therapeutic relationship between a client and therapist is sacred. That is why I commit to being present through your process of healing, without judgement. Come as you are, whatever that may mean to you, and I will meet you there. 

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 I work with men and women that are navigating PTSD, OCD, and other anxiety disorders. I am also specialized in working with Perinatal Mental Health clients. 

Perinatal Mental Health

Pregnancy and postpartum mental health is my area of focus. I specialize in helping moms-to-be and new moms navigate the challenges that sometimes come with motherhood. In addition to individual therapy I also offer group therapy for moms in pregnancy, postpartum, and at all stages.

 

Other Areas of Interest:

Anxiety

OCD

Trauma/PTSD

Women's Issues

Men's Issues

Veterans

Education and qualifications

Licensed Clinical Social Work 

North Carolina Social Work Certification and Licensure Board

Master's Degree Clinical Social Work

George Mason University

Connecting with Ground; Nature-Based Interventions

Somatic Wilderness Therapy Institute

Perinatal Mood Disorder: Components of Care

Postpartum Support International

Advanced Perinatal Mental Health Psychotherapy

Postpartum Support International

Domestic Violence Tier 1 Advocate

Fairfax County Virginia 

My approach

I utilize evidence-based approaches that are best suited for each unique client and believe that a collaborative therapeutic relationship is best. The approaches that I pull from the most are Somatic Nature-Based Therapy and inner-child work. I am also trained in TF-CBT, ERP, and integrate those techniques when appropriate.

 I would describe my approach as goal oriented and directive, when necessary, while also implementing patience and compassion. I work best with clients that are eager to see changes in their lives and are willing to leave ineffective coping skills in the past. 

Virtual, in-office, and outdoor sessions available

Billing: Aetna, BCBS, United Healthcare, Self-Pay

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