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Have you been feeling stuck in the same old loops?
It’s time to stop the pain and begin to experience something new, vivid, and good.
You’re feeling stuck, like you’ve hit a wall.
Even though your life looks “fine”, something still aches inside. Your friends don’t know about this ache.
You’ve learned a lot about yourself, done self-help, probably know both your myers-briggs type and your enneagram numbers. You’ve learned so much and done so much introspection. Maybe you’ve even done therapy before. But something is missing.
Who I am
I’m Michaela. I love to help people to connect – to connect to the yearning within, to connect to themselves and to others. I like to help your heart and your mind connect.
Working interactively to notice and shift your experience, moment by moment.
How do we work together? Generally, with lots of compassion, humor, and gentleness.
Just talking isn’t enough
You already know this if you’re the wordy type (like me!).
I went through years of talk therapy only to feel like something within was still lonely, scared, and unmet. Through somatic counseling, I found a sense of ease, strength, and self like I’d never known.
Even still, something else was missing, though, and I found that with connection/attachment focused counseling.
I did the natural thing to do: I got training in both the modalities that helped me the most, that reached me in a way no number of words had managed to yet.
If you’re ready to experience something new together, call or email me about your free phone or video consultation.
What my counseling clients say:
“I can’t believe how much easier it is for me now. I can get through the day without crying. I can go to work. I can talk to people. I haven’t felt this good in a long, long time!”
“I was beyond burnt out on therapy before I met you, and never would have come to see you if we hadn’t met by chance. But I’m so glad I did meet with you, because you changed my idea of therapy, and showed me that I’m not just a ‘set of symptoms,’ and that there are things that can help me. I finally know how to keep my peace instead of going into a rage. I never would have thought this was possible before we met!”
“It’s like there was this sense of being blocked — like concrete in my heart somehow. I can feel the concrete melting now. I’m crying, but with relief this time.”
“I used to feel like I needed other people to take care of me, and I felt so desperate. It was a need that never felt like it eased up, and I had parts inside that wouldn’t work together. Now, it’s like the parts are along with me, and we’re working together. I feel like I can take care of myself now, like I have support from inside.”
“At the end of our work together, I know I’ve come a long way. And I enjoyed our work, too! And I love how many approaches you use, and how you’re always learning new things and bringing them to our work. It kept the work so fluid and dynamic. We did hypnosis, and I had big breakthroughs. The therapy that worked with my body helped me to feel a sense of boundaries and solidity in myself. And your empathy helped me to feel what I was feeling, to stop suppressing my emotions.
My relationships are better. I know what I want, and I can say it. I’m taking care of myself, and all the parts of me are working together.
I know I’m ready to move forward. I was stuck, and you helped me to get unstuck!”
I feel like you ‘get me’, and you know ways to help me to move through and past things that have been holding me back for a long time. I finally know how to keep my peace instead of going into a rage. I never would have thought this was possible before we met!”
“I know it’s safe in here because your words, your posture, your laugh — they all tell me it’s really okay to bring all of me here. It’s a sense of safety I’ve needed for a long time.”
“I suddenly had this epiphany — this realization — that most people are safe. Most people mean well. I hadn’t felt that before. I’d always been on guard without even knowing it.
I used to be so hard on myself. Now, I can catch myself starting to do that, and I imagine your compassion. Your compassion for me is helping me to be compassionate toward myself, and that changes things for me.”
“My energy is coming back, and I can focus now. With the things I’ve learned, I can settle myself and focus. I’m so much calmer at work, and that’s making my time there much more productive!”
“My boss gave me a piece of feedback, and before, I would have just shut down and felt angry at her — and like a failure inside. This time, I saw her feedback as a true gift, and I was able to take it in and make real improvements. She noticed the difference!”
“My partner and I got into an argument again, but I was able to calm down so much more quickly and speak so that he could hear me. He said this is the first time he’s seen me so at ease, and it’s so much easier for us to talk!”
All these words above are from clients of mine, folks who started out feeling unsure of themselves. Some of them had to work hard to get themselves to therapy! But they did schedule to see me, and they followed through. For some clients, coming to counseling is a leap of faith, or an act of honoring themselves even when they’re not sure yet that they can get better.
See Me in Face-to-Face or Over Internet Video
My counseling office is in downtown Corvallis, Oregon, so I am also within easy reach of Philomath, Albany, Lebanon, Monroe, Monmouth, and the surrounding areas.
And I offer connections coaching to clients from around the world via Skype or Zoom video.
To learn more, schedule a consultation right here.
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260 SW Madison Ave, Suite 104-5
Corvallis Oregon 97333