<strong>Michelle Klekota-Chisholm, MA, LMHC</strong>
Michelle Klekota-Chisholm, MA, LMHCLicensed Mental Health Counselor, Emotionally Focused Therapist

What Makes Counseling with Michelle Unique

I believe therapy is helpful for all of us, regardless of our place in life.  Choosing to participate in individual counseling or family therapy does not mean ‘you have problems,’ to me it means ‘you want to make a change.’ I truly believe there is no shame in wanting to create a better life for yourself or your family.  Choosing to find a counseling center and enter therapy can happen at any point in life: you may simply be dissatisfied with your current situation and need a change, or perhaps want to work on a specific goal or relational goal.  Therapy can often be about taking a deeper look at patterns of old behavior and letting go.  I believe it is an honor to be part of that growth and change process.

“A unique approach to fostering hope and healthy relationships”. As a Counselor Lakewood WA, I do my very best to partner with my clients in their emotional work. To walk with you in the work we do together offering hope along the sometimes lonely and scary path of change.  It has been said before, that close relationships are what we all need to feel happy, be-well, and thrive in this human existence.  I hold this idea as true and am committed to helping you create healthy close relationships for yourself and your family.

Mission: In one word, Growth.  Therapy is a growth process through which I aim to ‘be with’ my clients, to enter their world and perhaps shine a light on something helpful to them.  I aim to illuminate what wasn’t seen before and to allow things to be seen differently. I aim to help clients meet their personal goals.  We could be working on decreasing depression, anxiety, anger management, or just general well-being.  Ultimately healing and growing into the person they long to be, making small changes along the way towards creating the life they truly want to have.
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Michelle’s Training and Education:

Recent, Mostly EFT Training
Past Training