Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
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Education & Experience
After receiving a BA from Concordia University Texas, Michelle went on to attain a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Counseling from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. She has received over 100 hours of training in TBRI from Dr. Karyn Purvis at the TCU institute of Child Development. Michelle is an LPC and has been counseling for over six years. She is passionate about seeing broken relationships restored and walking with people as they learn to understand themselves and others through the truth of Scripture.
Interests & Specialties
Michelle especially enjoys marriage counseling and often utilizes the works and teachings of John Gottman, Paul Tripp, and Peacemaker Ministires. She has helped restore marriages struggling in the aftermath of affairs or other forms of broken trust. She has also worked with couples dealing with escalating and repetitive arguments, physical or emotional intimacy issues, communication, and many other marital struggles. Michelle has extensive experience working with individuals desiring to overcome issues of anxiety, depression, identity, self-worth, shame, sexual abuse or sin, conflict resolution, boundaries, communication, grief and loss, and family-of-origin issues. Michelle also likes working with adolescents and parents struggling in their parent-child relationship or dealing with problem behaviors at home or at school. She will work with adoptive and foster parents utilizing the teachings of TBRI, but does not see children individually under the age of 12.
Michelle employs a brief, solution-focused approach to counseling and also draws from counseling theories and techniques such as cognitive-behavioral therapy and family systems. Michelle often employs humor, roughly drawn visual illustrations, and analogies or metaphors during session.
In her free time, Michelle enjoys cooking and baking, listening to classical music, playing with her cocker spaniel, and going on walks with her husband and her son.