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Licensed Professional Counselor TX License: 71853
“Every child’s behavior is telling a story of what is happening inside of them. My job is to help them tell their stories so they can be understood, empowered, connected and loved.”
Michelle is a Registered Play Therapist. She provides therapy from a holistic viewpoint, integrating the emotional, cognitive, biological, social, environmental and spiritual aspects of each individual.
Michelle believes in conducting therapy in partnership with families, pediatricians, teachers, and other specialists to ensure that each child receives a personalized treatment plan that is continuously reinforced in all settings.
Michelle has experience working with a variety of cultures, having lived overseas in South Africa before beginning her Master’s degree. Michelle believes in the important role that culture and language play in families and strives to integrate cultural sensitivity into all treatment plans.
Michelle completed her internship at Dr. Michelle Forrester’s private practice and Small Steps Nurturing Center, a non-profit preschool designed to help foster social-emotional skills in children in inner city Houston. She then conducted therapy with children at Katy Child Phycology before starting Memorial Child and Family Therapy in 2017.
Michelle has received specialized training in anxiety, bilateral stimulation (a precursor to EMDR) and is a Certified Clinical Trauma Counselor & Certified Child and Adolescent Trauma Counselor. Michelle has also been trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR). Michelle is working toward becoming a registered play therapist.
- Behavior Problems
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- EMDR Therapy
Education and Associations
Bachelor of Arts
French and Education
University of Texas at Austin
Master’s of Education in Counseling
University of Houston
Texas State Board of Examiners of Licensed Professional Counselors
Sam Houston Association for Play Therapy
Association of Play Therapy, the Texas Association of Play Therapy and the International Association of Trauma Professionals