"The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are" -- CG Jung
Though the story lines vary greatly, it is the unmistakable feeling of being "stuck" that so often leads a person to seek therapy. Cliche as it may sound, it is this self-awareness or, as some would say, desperation, that is your most powerful tool at this time.
Finding the right therapist is another very powerful tool. Research consistently reveals that it is the relationship between client and therapist that is often the most significant healing agent in the mix.
Michelle is an Ithaca-based psychotherapist with a private office located downtown. Michelle is experienced in working with individuals who are struggling with past or present trauma (including sexual abuse, domestic violence, etc.), who are overwhelmed by transition, who experience anxiety or excessive sadness, who feel disempowered or "lost" existentially, who are having difficulties in their intimate relationships, and more. Her approach is warm and honest -- drawing from researched-based techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR (undergoing certification), as well as humanistic in nature, drawing from the works of Carl Jung as well as many other sources. Michelle's style also includes humor, at times, when offering new perspectives.