Michelle Slater, AMFT
Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist
None of what you are feeling is imagined. You cannot and should not “just snap out of it.”
Though it may be unspeakable pain that brings you to therapy, this discomfort is your gift, and there is something transformative that happens inside what I call “the safe four walls” of my office. Here you will find that you do not have to go through this alone, that your sense of hopelessness is an illusion, that your feelings of worthlessness can be unlearned, that your unhealthy habits can be replaced and that you are loved. You would be amazed at how minute a shift is required for you to completely change the trajectory of your life! I will believe all of this for you until it becomes possible for you to believe too.
I have a bottomless toolbox to share with you, and will meet you without judgment and with an open heart, right where you are.
Michelle Specializes in:
Substance abuse and self-medicating (gambling, “adrenaline”, drugs, alcohol, food, sex and love, pornography, digital devices, shopping, )
Couple’s Counseling for One
Grief and Loss, Including Abandonment, Separation and Divorce, Loss of Child Custody
High conflict separation, Divorce and Co-parenting
Recovery from Relationship(s) with a Narcissist
Recovery from Abuse and Bullying
Transitions, Retirement, Moving, Loss of Independence.
Intergenerational Conflicts and Transitions
Trauma and Anxiety
Depression and/or Anxiety
Education and Affiliations:
B.S. in French from San Diego State University
M.A. in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy from Chapman University
Member in good standing with the California Association for Marriage and Family Therapists, (CAMFT)
Registered Associate MFT #75385
Supervised by Jennifer Costanza, LMFT, MFC #49250