ONE-ON-ONE IN-PERSON OR TELETHERAPY

COMPASSIONATE PSYCHOTHERAPY

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We'll partner in a collaborative relationship where you set the goals and I bring expertise to create a compassionate process that encourages your learning and growth.

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How does it work?

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We'll work together to co-create a psychotherapy experience that feels deeply rich and valuable to you. We'll meet weekly (in person or over video). Between sessions, you'll receive individualized homework and be able to contact Michelle via secure messaging for additional support when you need it. Throughout the process, you'll enjoy deep care and support and lots of compassionate attention. Generally, I work with people from three months to a year. 

Sessions are

  • In person at the Providence office or over secure video

  • In English or Spanish

  • $150 per hour

What are the benefits?

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01 GET CURIOUS ABOUT YOU, AS YOU ARE RIGHT NOW

Compassionately explore who you are - values, strengths, purpose, vision - unravel what you want and what is holding you back. Psychotherapy allows us to look deeper into the "why" of behaviors and beliefs that are holding you back. 

02 CREATE POSSIBILITY

Shifting your mindset toward possibility, uncovering opportunities available to you, ask new questions, and create space for healthier ways of being that will help you flourish in a meaningful, sustainable direction.

03 STRENGTHEN YOUR INNER AND OUTER RESOURCES

Connect to your inner source of inspiration and fine-tune your inner guidance. 

04 TRANSFORMATION FUELED BY COMMUNITY

Fuel your growth exponentially by joining others who, just like you, are committed to their own growth and development with the added support of groups.

05 BUILD YOUR RESILIENCY

Emerge, better informed about who you are, what you want, better able to create possibility even in the midst of challenges, and better equipped to continue to adapt and transform to future challenges.

 

Psychotherapy can help when...

  • you feel stuck / dissatisfied with your life

  • you are in the midst of a challenging transition

  • you feel that you're not living up to your full potential

  • you want to improve communication / relationships

  • you are overly stressed with conflicts at home/work

  • you are feeling sad, depressed, anxious

 

What's the approach?

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My work is influenced by my on-going training and interest in the following:

  • Person-Centered

  • Internal Family Systems

  • Mindful Self-Compassion

  • Relational Cultural Theory

  • Compassion Focused Therapy

  • Yoga Therapy work by Bo Forbes

  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

  • Strength-Based / Positive Psychology

  • The Daring Way work by Brene Brown

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

 

What will we do each session?

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01 GROUNDING

We'll open and close sessions with a combination of embodiment practices: mindful check-in, breathing exercises, restorative yoga postures, mindful self-compassion exercises. 

02 CONVERSATION

Slow down for in-depth, enlightening conversation about issues you are navigating, compassionately exploring and identifying what is not serving you and learning new ways of being that sustainably promote the positive changes you desire.

03 CREATE POSSIBILITY

Exploring perspective-shifting questions, you'll gain clarity, uncover what possibilities are available to you and strategize on how to seize these opportunities. 

04 COLLABORATION

You'll provide feedback after each session to enrich our work together. We'll end the session with an embodiment practice, to assure that you leave grounded and ready to positively continue with your day.

05 TAKE BOLD ACTION

Leave each session feeling supported, motivated and with greater clarity on the specific actions you'll take between sessions to move in a meaningful direction.

06 THRIVE

Between sessions, we'll stay in touch via secure messaging. You'll receive encouragement, accountability and resources to keep you focused, calm and clear as you follow your action plan.

 

What about insurance?

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Right now, I only accept Brown Student Health Resource insurance and Blue Cross Blue Shield. I am an out-of-network provider for all other insurances. 

As an out-of-network provider, I can provide you with an invoice which you can submit to your insurance company for reimbursement (the free app Get Better makes this reimbursement process simple for you). Please contact your insurance to find out if you are eligible for out-of-network benefits. Therapy is a deductible expense for your HSA or Flex Spending Accounts. Learn more about how to use your out-of-network benefits here

Please read here about using insurance for mental health care. Sliding scale pricing based on income level is available, contact me to discuss.

 

Need a check-in? 

If you have worked privately with me in the past, it is my pleasure to continue to support you as needed. You can book a one-time session with me at any time. 


 

I have deepened my relationship with myself and feel inspired to continue on this path of self nurturing and self love. This personal work is hard to do on your own. Having a guide as insightful, supportive, and invested as Michelle has made all the difference.

- Social Worker, Providence, RI