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J. Michele Rankin

J. Michele Rankin


14 years of experience
Solution oriented

Hi there, I go by Michele. Life can be difficult at times. You might feel like it can never get better and like you have to get through it on your own. My job is to help you get through these difficult times and to give you the skills you need to feel empowered to get through any obstacle that comes your way. I have years of expereience helping people from all walks of life find their idea of happiness and making it a reality. I work hard at being flexible and providing you with the kind of help that you want and need. Whether you're dealing with current or past issues, or cycles of anxiety and depression, I'm here to help. Seeking therapy can feel scary but you're making the right choice. You deserve a safe space to heal and grow. In our sessions together, I'll meet you with compassion and evidence-based techniques so you can overcome the hangups and habits holding you back. Let's work together!

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

I like to start my first session by introducing you to the ins and outs of therapy. At that session I also want to know what is going on in your life, your strengths, weaknesses and what you want to work on. Each session I will check in with you on what you feel is the biggest concern that you need to work on. I often ask just the right questions to lead you to discover the healing and wisdom that you need. My goal is to get you to a point that you feel confident that you can function and enjoy life without my support.

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

My biggest strengths are helping others over come traumas in there lives. Whether its a big traumatic event, abuse or something that you just can't seem to let go of. I also work well with anxiety, depression and anger. I help teach you the skills you need to reduce your symptoms, while getting to the root of the problem.

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My treatment methods

Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

Using CBT I can give you the knowledge of how your mind works to help you better understand why you act and think the way you do. With that understanding it is easier to use CBT tools to improve your thoughts, actions and moods.

Trauma-Focused CBT

Using TF-CBT will help give you the tools you need to better manage and identify your triggers. Once you are better able to manage your thoughts and feelings, we move on to processing the trauma. At this point I provide a safe environment to be open with your feelings so that you can think more rationally about your experience and let go of your pain.


If there is a consistent negative thought about yourself, EMDR can be used. We will work together to uncover sources of the negative thought and process it during a session while moving your eyes. This will help to remove painful thoughts and feelings associated with that memory. That often will reduce or eliminate the negative thought.

Couples Counseling

Couples counseling will help get to the root of the issues, help both parties understand each other, and yourself. Then we work on better ways to communicate and brainstorm ways to handle conflict in safe productive ways.