Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC)
Michelle is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) with over 10 years of experience working in the social services field.
Her humble beginnings growing up in a low-income community as a first-generation-born Vietnamese American gave her first-hand experience of the complex needs of vulnerable populations. Michelle’s upbringing also taught her the power of resilience, setting boundaries, believing in “comebacks,” taking ownership, rewriting narratives, asserting needs, and unburdening ourselves of past hurts.
Michelle specializes in life transition, grief, and loss, management of serious mental illness, improving communication and assertiveness skills, trauma/transgenerational trauma, substance abuse, anxiety and depression, and acculturative stress/victims of violence, bullying, and oppression. Michelle utilizes person-centered therapy, strength-based therapies, mindfulness-based therapy, attachment theory with skills-building and CBT, DBT, ACT, solution-focused therapy, and trauma therapy to assist clients with improving their sense of worth and self. She also uses these methods to help clients with changing patterns of unhelpful thoughts, bring clarity and understanding, improve relationships/communication, and properly grieve and process past hurts while learning tangible, practical skills that can be applied to day to day life and improve quality of life.