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 that you feel comfortable talking to about your life. 

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  have an emergency medical background and served as an EMT for Summit  County Ambulance Service from 1997 to 2015. I believe this experience  has helped me look at people 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. "