Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern
I am glad you’re taking the time to discover the benefits of counseling and the gift of taking care of yourself.
Perhaps this is the first time you have considered doing something that is totally for yourself. One day you have realized that something is just not right in your world. Everything seems like an effort, maybe even a burden. The simple everyday tasks that you once accomplished with little thought or effort now feel insurmountable, with no relief in sight. Perhaps you’re having trouble determining when the turning point occurred. It feels as though place in your soul that once was filled with positive energy, desire, and joy is now empty, cold, and lonely.
Things may feel their darkest, but you’re not alone. I am greatly encouraged by your resilience and your strength because you are reading this! You have taken a huge step to discover how to help yourself. I congratulate your courage and strength to begin this journey to a healthier, peaceful, focused, positive, and joyful new you!
From here, we will collaborate and develop the tools and skills you will need to improve your life and well-being. I will be supportive and encouraging at each stage of your journey as you complete your goals, identify your strengths, increase your self-esteem, and learn to value and love yourself. I will always have your best interest in focus and I strive to provide a safe and nurturing environment to express yourself.
Schedule an appt with me today. I look forward to working with you!
Michele M. Knigge, MA, NCC, received her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Argosy University – Sarasota. Her clinical training and counseling experience in local community mental health agencies provided an opportunity to experience a broad population across the lifespan, from young children with behavioral and learning issues to adults with severe persistent mental illness. Michele practices an integrative therapy skill set that is based on a humanistic approach beginning with Person-Centered Therapy and blending in features from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused – Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Play Therapy. Michele is compassionate and respectful of others’ beliefs and opinions. Every client will experience genuineness (openness and honesty), acceptance (being seen with unconditional positive regard), and empathy (being listened to and understood).