Let today, be the beginning of your journey toward true healing, expansive growth, and positive change.
Welcome to MPK Counseling & Coaching where we take a mindful approach towards your personal growth+healing journey.
My name is Michaela, and I am a licensed therapist, certified personal growth+healing coach and a flower essence therapy practitioner. I specialize in working with subtle energy systems in the body, the felt senses, and with the subtle energies of nature to help facilitate mind and body healing. My approach to treatment is mind, body, heart, spirit and soul centered, helping you, as the greater whole, be in functional unity by combining Western and Eastern philosophy to healing.
I hold a Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Washington and I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW). I am a certified Social and Emotional Intelligence coach and currently training with David Dalton at Delta Gardens working on obtaining certification as a Flower Essence Practitioner.
For nearly 20 years, my background in mental health services had been based on Western Medicine modalities, "talk therapy". In more recent years, I have become drawn to working with the whole body-mind system of understanding and improving human functioning, thus incorporating more Eastern philosophy to healing.
I believe that "talk"therapy is important but alone, it is not enough. Because we feel all of our feelings in our body, we need to become aware of and include all the body's felt senses in our treatment, and when we do, the nervous system can return to a state of safety, giving you more capacity to live in the present and to live with less stress, limitations and fears.
I am trained in:
Comprehensive Energy Psychology: A modality that relies on the mind-body energy systems to help identify the maladaptive beliefs, thoughts and behaviors that are at the root of an issue. Once the issue is identified then we work with the bio-energy systems (meridians, chakras, or the biofield) to help release blockage, the stuck and disconnected feeling in our body, in the energy flow or our body, promoting well being.
Lifespan Integration (LI) Lifespan Integration (LI) is a gentle, body-based therapeutic method which heals without re-traumatizing, promoting healing in individuals who experienced abuse or neglect in childhood or in recent events. LI is a gentle method that relies on the innate ability of the body-mind to heal itself. LI is a body based therapy that combines active imagination facilitating neural integration and rapid healing.
I am actively involved in ongoing training in Complex Integration of Multiple Brain Systems (CIMBS), a brain systems approach to neuroplasticity in psychotherapy.
My inspiration is to help you expand your awareness and to help you access your highest empowered self through individual therapy or through a personal growth+healing coaching program. Both services may be enhanced with flower essence therapy.
We all possess inside of us our own unique light and magic, we just need to give ourselves permission to let our light+magic shine.
No matter what, my work is tailored to you; to your life and to your needs. My goal is to help you grow+heal and to empower you in every role you lead, during each stage of your life.
Please take some time to explore my website to learn how I can be of help to you. When you are ready to take that next step towards greater self compassion and towards living your life with intention and fulfillment, I can be reached at email@example.com or 206-914-3358
I can’t wait to begin this journey with you!