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Michelle Gorden

Michelle Gorden


20 years of experience

I am Michelle Gorden, a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Virginia, as well as a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). With an extensive 20-year background in the field, I possess a wealth of experience and expertise. My primary focus lies in the treatment of mood disorders, trauma, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), areas in which I specialize. With a laid-back demeanor, I strive to establish a safe and comfortable atmosphere for my clients. I embrace an eclectic approach to therapy, recognizing that a one-size-fits-all approach is inadequate in meeting the unique needs of each individual. I employ evidence-based therapeutic approaches tailored to address a variety of mental health conditions, including but not limited to anxiety disorders, depression, trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), relationship and communication issues, grief and loss, life transitions, self-esteem and self-worth, and stress management.

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

In our first session, the client can expect to discuss what brings them to therapy and create some goals and desired outcomes.

What treatment methods and tools do you utilize?

My belief is that each client, couple, or family deserves a personalized and tailored treatment approach. To ensure the best outcomes, I have received training in several evidence-based modalities, including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).

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

I foster a warm and non-judgmental environment where clients feel safe to express themselves authentically. We value diversity and strive to create an inclusive space that respects and honors the unique experiences and identities of each client. Our ideal client is open-minded, ready to explore their inner world, and committed to personal growth and self-empowerment.

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