If you'd like to work with me but for some reason we aren't able to make that happen, working with Michelle or Natalie is the next best thing. They're in the middle of their mandatory pre-licensure apprenticeship (think of it like residency for doctors), during which I work with them closely.
Benefits of working with Michelle or Natalie:
Since I supervise them closely, it is like getting two therapists for the price of one.
Having completed school within the past few years, they're on the cutting edge of the field.
Their fees are lower and their schedules are more flexible. Each offers a sliding scale and daytime/evening/weekend appointments.
Us licensed therapists don't like to admit this, but research suggests that licensure status doesn't have anything to do with a therapist's effectiveness. That has more to do with a therapist's warmth, knowledge, caring, and so forth - all of the things at which Michelle and Natalie excel.
Michelle also received her master's degree at the top of her class in Marriage and Family Therapy at Alliant International University. She has worked at a local addiction recovery center as well as individuals, couples and families in a local non-profit organization.
Michelle has advanced clinical intuition, sincerity, solid clinical skills, and a strong work ethic. You'll feel supported and validated while being pushed to be your best. She won't ask you to take risks she wouldn't be willing to take herself.
Natalie received her master's degree at the top of her class in Marriage and Family Therapy at Alliant International University. She has worked as a hospice counselor for Kaiser, and has also worked at a local mental health agency. In addition to working with me, she works as an academic counselor and adjunct faculty at Sierra College.
Natalie is strong and competent yet warm and caring. Clients like her straightforward yet empathetic style - a balance that can be hard to find.
Michelle Hutchings, MA, Marriage and Family Therapy Registered Intern #83256
Natalie Sherrell, MA, Marriage and Family Therapy Registered Intern #83710