Michelle Kauffman, MA, Resident in Counseling

EDUCATION:

Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Human Development, Liberty University 2020

Bachelor of Science in Middle Grades Education: Concentration in Science, Campbell University 2017

TRAINING:

Resident in Counseling (in progress)

TF-CBT Web (Trauma Focused- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)

CERTIFICATIONS:

Certified Facilitator, Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts (SYMBIS)

Certified Gottman Method Couples Therapy, Level 1

Michelle has experience working with kids and adolescents through student teaching, tutoring, and acting as a group facilitator for middle school girls. Her passion for helping students academically evolved into a passion for helping students deal with other issues such as self-harm, isolation, anxiety, depression, and moving in and out of foster care. In addition, Michelle enjoys speaking and advocating for those battling eating disorders.

Michelle began counseling students in a university setting during the final year of her graduate degree. She also counseled in an out-patient setting at her local church where she worked with adolescents, young adults, and couples’. While in graduate school, Michelle worked as a graduate student assistant for the department of social work at Liberty University.

Her areas of interest include anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss, perfectionism, eating disorders, and foster care.

Michelle utilizes play therapy, behavioral, emotion focused, cognitive-behavioral, dialectical-behavioral, mindfulness therapy. She believes in using a holistic (bio-psycho-social-spiritual) approach to counseling as well as creating a safe, non-judgmental environment. Michelle is working toward licensure by the Virginia Board of Counseling.

In her free time Michelle enjoys hiking, spending time with friends and family, biking, swimming, running, playing piano, and cooking. She enjoys volunteering in her community and local church. 

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