Michelle Gallagher, LPC, LISAC, CT, SEP, CGRS, DARe
I work with adults who are struggling with common life issues such as depression, anxiety, low self-worth, relationships and relational trauma, substance use disorders, grief and loss, and other traumas that may include Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). I primarily see clients virtually through a HIPAA approved platform, however, I do have a limited amount of openings for in-person sessions.
I utilize a customized approach that may consist of various techniques such as: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Somatic Experiencing (SE), Dynamic Attachment Re-patterning experience (DARe), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), stress management and mindfulness techniques, creative processes/activities, humor, and traditional talk therapy, to name a few. With my over twenty years of experience, I provide a balance of insightful and direct feedback with non-directive therapy, as I understand the importance of you discovering your own insights. I am an open and accepting person who is non-judgmental, as I realize we are all just human, and are perfectly imperfect.
It is a courageous and self-affirming step to seek therapy. It is an act of self-love. In Alcoholics Anonymous people often encourage others to not give up before the miracle happens. Likewise, I often remind clients that we can’t see around corners. We don’t know for sure what the future holds. What might be just around the corner for you in your life? Consider the possibilities: bliss, love, hope, healing, romance, wellness, abundance, relationships, forgiveness, communication, peace, serenity, joy, acceptance, health, restful sleep, fun, success, hugs, truth, courage, friends, family, honesty, safety, vulnerability, self-esteem, confidence, warmth, play, sobriety, recovery, passion, dreams, spirituality, calm — the list goes on.
It is always an honor for me to be witness to clients' healing, seeing the light come back on in their eyes and the smile returning to their faces and hearing them express confidence in making choices for themselves that support their personal healing and growth. I will be honored to accompany you on your journey, too.
"The Earth laughs in flowers."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson