PTSD, MDD, GAD, Addiction, Couples, Couples Therapy, Phase of Life, LGBTQIA+, Family Stress, Trauma, Women's Issues
Reaching out to a professional mental health wellness is big step toward growth, change, and improving the quality of your life. The decision to start therapy is truly a commitment to self-care and self-love. Together, we can explore the past and the present to help you recognize the patterns and dynamics that may have you feeling stuck. Through the therapeutic process, you may discover how these patterns affect your relationships, emotional health, work life, and physical well being. My goal as your therapist is to work collaboratively to create a safe, supportive environment that encourages honesty, authenticity, connection, and directness. And above all, to help you be the you that you want to be.
I have extensive experience working with clients who struggle with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, relationship difficulties, phase of life issues, PTSD and LGBTQIA issues. I apply several therapeutic paradigms when working with clients from a Person-Centered approach: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness and Motivational Interviewing. Though I possess deep knowledge and application of psycho therapeutic interventions, I believe the therapeutic relationship is the most important tool we have. I strive to build a warm and supportive atmosphere that cultivates space for reflection and connection.
Michelene M. Wasil earned her degree at National University in La Jolla, CA in Counseling Psychology. She received her license as a marriage and family therapist in 2014. Her career experience includes work at the Veterans Healthcare Administration system, UC San Diego Health, the Department of Defense, and 10 years in private practice.