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Hello! I'm Michele.

 ​I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) and DBT enthusiast. My practice is a LGBTQIA+ Celebratory sex positive, body positive and trauma informed. Although I specialize in DBT, I often use multiple approaches to best support the varying needs of each client. I look forward to collaborating with you to determine what therapeutic approach best fits your needs and goals. 

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Specialties

I work with adults in the following areas:

Low Motivation
Little interest or joy
Ambivalence toward life

 

Anxiety
Constant Worrying 
Catastrophizing

Relationship Stressors
Parenting Stressors 
Boundaries and Communication

Life Transitions
Grief

Acceptance/Denial

 

Negative Self-Talk 
Identity

Relationship to Self

Burnout
Overwhelm
Avoidance

Experience 

received my Master's in Clinical Social Work from Seattle University and have formal training in Dialectical Behaviroal Therapy (C-DBT). I have experience working with clients with a range of challenges and diagnoses at a variety of care levels including community outpatient, intensive outpatient, and partial hospitalization programs  (IOP/PHP). I have designed and implemented three DBT programs with Pasadena Villa Outpatient and currently lead and facilitate a statewide virtual IOP program. In addition to my clinical work, I have over ten years of experience working in social justice and grassroots initiatives. 

 

Plants

Call 

828-367-9447

Email 

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