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About me

Research shows the relationship between you and your therapist is the most effective therapy tool. I encourage people to be good consumers and find a therapist whom they feel comfortable and safe their presence. 

I graduated from the University of Colorado at Denver with a Master's in  Counseling Psychology and Counselor Education. I earned a License in  Professional Counseling in 2009 and a License in Addiction Counseling in  2012. 

I  am trained in the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical  Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, Motivational Interviewing, Person-Centered Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy and Strengths-Based Therapy. I enjoy  working with people who want to bolster their self-esteem and  self-efficacy. 

I also have an emergency medical background and served as an EMT for Summit County Ambulance Service and well as for Primary Care from 1995 to 2015. I believe this experience has helped me look at health in a holistic way as physical health is connected to mental health.

Feel  free to check out my Psychology Today public profile, google Psychology  Today, once on their home page click on "Find  a Therapist," 

enter the  zip code 80443 for more information.

Thank you for your inquiry. 

Client feedback:

“Michelle is very personable,and very caring! She's awesome!”


"I smiled today."


"If anyone ever asks me if I could recommend a counselor, I would certainly send them your way."


"Michelle's application of her broad base of knowledge is timely, appropriate and very much valued."


Understanding . . . .


"great experience. Nice person to talk to!"


"Thought you should know you were one of the best counselors we had at Colorado West. "