Michelle Shlafman has a Master’s of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Stetson University. She is a Psychotherapist practicing under the supervision of Laurie Patrice, LPC, BCPC, CPCS. Michelle has a solid foundational background in Western Psychology and has extensive training in Holistic healing modalities rooted in Eastern Medicine philosophies. She believes in the mind/body/soul connection and provides a heart-centered integrative approach. She facilitates client growth in a nonjudgmental environment, by assisting individuals to find self-acceptance/awareness within their true being.
Michelle enjoys working with adolescents, and adults. She has a passion for helping young women overcome trauma, body image issues, relationship conflicts, emotional abuse, and life transitions. In addition to being a Holistic Psychotherapist, Michelle is a Certified Comprehensive Energy Psychology Practitioner (DCEP), and an Usui Reiki Master. Specifically, Michelle uses a wide range of holistic therapy techniques to help treat in depth trauma, and is well versed in understanding how trauma affects identity, body image, and health. Michelle’s prior work experience has included settings such as inpatient crisis units for children, adolescents, and adults, as well as residential substance abuse treatment programs for pregnant women. Michelle has facilitated group sessions on topics such as mindfulness, creative stress management, and energy hygiene techniques for Podcasts, the Georgia Entertainment Sports League for Actors, and Women in Wellness. She is currently in school studying Traditional Naturopathy, and weaves in the foundations of health during therapeutic sessions when appropriate. Experientially, she spent over a year living in numerous foreign countries, where she acquired a deeper knowledge of multicultural sensitivity and emotional experiences.
Michelle specializes in Emotional Freedom Techniques (Tapping), Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Therapy, Comprehensive Energy Psychology, Usui Reiki, Positive/Compassionate Psychology, Internal Family Systems, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Experiential Therapies. Other areas of expertise include working within the LGBTQIA+ community, spiritual crisis, and PANDAS/PANS. Michelle facilitates meditation groups and integrates meditation and mindfulness into sessions for clients interested.