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Michele Brown, LMFT
My goal as your therapist is to ensure your success in becoming a healthier and happier version of yourself.

Our Team

Michele Brown, LMFT

Licensed In

CA

Approach

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Harm reduction, Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), Motivational interviewing (MI), Prolonged exposure (PE), Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution-focused, Strengths-based

Therapy Style

I believe that every person who seeks therapy already possesses the necessary skills within themselves to make significant changes in their behavior and overall functioning. Offering guidance and direction, I will join you on your journey of gaining insight and replacing unhealthy coping mechanisms with more adaptive ways of coping that enhance wellness and mental clarity. I have worked extensively with individuals who have turned to substance use as a means of coping with difficult emotions, oftentimes stemming from a history of trauma. I utilize various modalities, some of which are the Matrix Model, Motivational Interviewing, and Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. I will work with you in the first few sessions to establish treatment goals that are attainable in a reasonable amount of time. I will offer homework assignments to reinforce information discussed in therapy, and to further the progress that is being made within sessions. I strongly encourage the development of a healthy social support network and am open to coordinating care with any other providers that you may be working with simultaneously to being in therapy. My goal as your therapist is to ensure your success in becoming a healthier and happier version of yourself.

Education

BA - Psychology, California State University, Northridge

MA - Marriage and Family Therapy, Phillips Graduate Institute (formerly California Family Study Center), North Hollywood, CA

License Number and State

CA 37475

Pronouns

she/her

What are your interests outside of work?

Traveling, camping, reading, hiking, and listening to live music

What is one thing you do daily that supports your mental and emotional well-being?

I spend time with my pets and loved ones.

Favorite organization/non-profit?

Centre for Neuro Skills (CNS). My oldest daughter suffered a traumatic brain injury in a car accident in 2019, and attended CNS for intensive therapy thereafter.

How do you recharge?

I spend time outdoors, walking or hiking.

Do you have any pets?

I have four cats, one parakeet, and one fire-bellied toad. I have inherited all of these animals but one, from my grown children who have left home and their animals behind.

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