Michele has 35 years of experience in Somatic Therapy and 15 years of experience in Transcendental Integration Therapy. Her work as a therapist has been devoted to helping people get unstuck in their lives and living a fulfilled and more meaningful existence.
Somatic Therapy works with the body focusing on your sensory system. Based on the premise that all trauma is unexpressed emotion that is stored in our body or subconscious body. Michele will work with you to get you in touch with your feelings and what you have to do with your body in order to feel what you experience in life. Using a plethora of tools and modalities, she can help you increase your awareness of patterns of behavior that keep you stuck in life and unleash you from the constraints of anxiety, depression, people pleasing, perfectionism etc.
Michele’s education includes a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas, Austin. She is a Certified Life Coach specializing in Strategic intervention, Emotional Intelligence, Relationship therapy and a Certified Trauma Professional. She has 15 years of training in transcendental practices including her training with the late Hank Wesselmann and is certified in Neuro Linguistic Programming. She also holds licensure as a massage therapist and massage therapy instructor and teaches classes in mindfulness and presence. In 2020, Michele was recognized and published “Creating Space for Personal Transformation” with Springer Publishing in the “Handbook of Personal and Organizational Transformation”.
Michele has spent most of her professional years in private practice in Fayetteville Arkansas and has facilitated thousands of clients to live healthier, happier lives, dedicating herself to helping people overcome life challenges. She not only works with PTSD, but has helped people overcome depression and anxiety disorders, relationship conflicts, confidence and self-esteem issues, personal and life goals and sexual trauma and gender identity issues. She is trained and skilled in using multiple therapeutic models including NLP, Breathwork, Brainspotting, EMDR, Parts Work, and Somatic therapies. Michele tailors each session to your individual needs with safety and dedication. She works with clients all over the globe and currently sees many international clients via zoom.
Michele helps you incorporate and honor your unique spiritual beliefs in your therapy. She is a Christian, a Buddhist and has studied Hawaiian Shamanic practices for many years. Michele believes in the importance of meeting you in your spiritual identity and honoring your path to healing.
Note from Michele:
That's my professional background. Just as importantly, I have walked the walk. My personal journey has been driven by my own transformation of trauma into available energy and insight. I believe in this path because I know it intimately. And I believe in my clients because I relate to their pain and messiness, to the hard work of making deep shifts, and to the joy of liberation that comes from that effort. All this to say, as a practitioner I am driven by deep and fearless empathy.
Outside of work Michele enjoys being a mosaic artist, gardening, designing and renovating houses, and spending time with her fiancé here in Tulsa.