Marcia Michaels LMFT
Marcia graduated from Arizona State University with an MS in Family Studies and Marriage & Family Therapy. She earned her PhD from the University of Georgia in Child & Family Development and Marriage & Family Therapy. Marcia has been a practicing LMFT for 18 years, and she is also an AAMFT Approved Supervisor who providers supervision to licensed professionals.
Individuals (Adults), Couples and Family Therapy.
Marcia providers brief therapy for clients experiencing a range of issues. She takes a biopsychosocial perspective in her assessments in that she considers the individual, the family system, and the larger socio-cultural context in which a person lives and works. Marcia's primary theoretical orientation is systematic, and she may use aspects of models such as solution-focused therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and mindfulness based stress reduction in her work with clients.
My first goal when meeting a new client is to understand the problem/issue from the client's perspective. My second goal is to work collaboratively with the client to determine whether we are a good fit. In essence, I want to know if my therapeutic style fits with what the client wants from therapy, and whether the client believes I can be of assistance. If we decide to work together, we will begin by creating some meaningful measurable goals for therapy. If we decide it isn't a good fit, I will provide referrals to other qualified therapists. Ultimately, my hope is to help achieve the changes they want for themselves.
Anxiety/Fears/Phobia/Panic Attacks, Depression, Stress Management, Parenting Issues, Women’s Issues, Family Therapy, Mindfulness