ONE-ON-ONE IN-PERSON OR VIDEO SESSIONS
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.
What does “holistic” mean?
Whole-listic psychotherapy comes from the perspective that each being is already whole. It focuses on the “wholeness” of you as being greater than the challenge for which you seek support. Our work together - within sessions and as “homework” between sessions - will feature a customized blend of the following:
Anxiety and stress management practices
Mindfulness and compassion techniques
Somatic/body awareness exercises
Aromatherapy (essential oils)
Exploration of spirituality
How does it work?
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.
In person at the Providence office or over secure video
$175 per 45 minute session
in English or Spanish
What are the benefits?
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?
My work is influenced by on-going training and interest in the following:
Internal Family Systems
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?
We'll open and close sessions with a combination of embodiment practices: mindful check-in, breathing exercises, restorative yoga postures, mindful self-compassion exercises.
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.
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.
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.
Is there a sliding scale?
Several spots are reserved for sliding scale fees, depending on combined household income. This sliding scale starts at $115. I will try my best to work with you to make therapy financially sustainable. If I’m not able to work with you at this time, I will provide referrals to local, trusted clinicians.
What about insurance?
I am an in-network provider only for Brown Student Health Resource insurance. I am an out-of-network provider for all other insurances and do not directly bill your insurance.
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). Some insurance plans offer reimbursement for out-of-network providers. 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.
To find an in-network provider, you can visit www.psychologytoday.com.
Please read here about using insurance for mental health care.
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