Michelle Blake, MS, NCC, LPC Associate
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Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences with a minor in Interdisciplinary Studies, Masters Clinical Mental Health Counseling
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate who earned my Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and my Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences with a minor in Interdisciplinary Studies degrees from Texas A&M University-Commerce. Currently, I am enrolled in the Ph.D. in Counseling program at Texas A&M University-Commerce and hope to reach candidacy in 2021.
During my graduate and doctoral internships, I have gained experience working in a non-profit and community counseling center setting with adults, children, adolescents, families, single parents, and groups. Within my experience, I utilize a humanistic approach and include an eclectic variation of therapeutic models, including Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI). My counseling experience has included working with clients through stress management, career and college goals, medical crisis, anxiety, depression, trauma, codependency, adoption, loss, family violence, domestic abuse, and self-harm.
I feel that establishing a safe space is key to building a healthy rapport with clients, so the client's ability to create and accomplish goals can take place. The value of listening with intent and being present in the moment while walking with clients through their needs are some of the basic building blocks to a successful therapeutic relationship.