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Michelle DeVincentis

Michelle DeVincentis


8 years of experience

Hi there, I’m Michelle. I’m a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California and I’m passionate about working with high-functioning individuals as they navigate difficult life transitions and challenges related to anxiety, depression, relationship distress, codependency, and self-esteem. I help clients feel more comfortable with boundary setting, communicating their needs, and learning how to trust themselves again after experiencing childhood trauma.

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

In our first session, we'll complete an initial assessment, talk about goals, and make sure we are a good clinical fit for one another. We'll be able to get to know each other a little better and I'll be able to answer any questions that you may have. The first session isn't really therapy as much as it is an information gathering session, but I try to make it as painless as possible.

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

My biggest strengths are cultivating a safe therapeutic environment, developing a realistic plan for progress, and offering clients deeper insight into their feelings and behaviors. It is important to me that I'm able to normalize the experiences my clients are having so that they feel less alone.

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My treatment methods

Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

I help clients recognize unhelpful/unhealthy thought patterns and we explore how to reframe and challenge those ideas. We work together to develop healthier self-talk and overall self-kindness. Many clients need support navigating the pitfalls of anxiety, depression, and trauma that interfere with their daily lives.

Acceptance and commitment (ACT)

I teach clients how to acceptance of the things they cannot change and keep themselves regulated during distressing events. To help clients live more authentically, we often reflect on values and life goals that are most important to them that they may have lost sight of while dealing with their emotional distress.

Mindfulness-Based Therapy

I use mindfulness a lot in sessions because self-regulation is at the foundation of meaningful change. It is so important for clients to be able to regulate themselves in all different kinds of environments (work, home, social settings, etc.) With practice, mindfulness can be a great, simple way to deal with even the biggest stressors.

Solution Focused Brief Treatment

With solution focused treatment, a goal is identified by the client and progress will get broken down into achievable, realistic, and measurable steps. We'll check in every week on progress and any barriers or resistance to change that may have come up along the way.