Michelle Farris, M.A., LMFT

Michelle Farris, M.A., LMFT

Professions: Counseling, Counseling Psychology, Marriage & Family Therapy
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Marriage Family Therapist - 48600
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 14523
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6105 Snell Avenue Suite 101
San Jose CA
San Jose, California 95123 - United States
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Billing and Insurance

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

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Relationships take effort and lots of skill but we aren't taught how to do them well.

Saying what you want is difficult if you think you don't deserve it. So you please them instead - and end up resentful and frustrated.

Getting that supportive, neutral support can help you figure out your next step. Family and friends have good intentions but often don't know how to help.

Counseling is a safe place to look at what's not working and make changes. Being able to talk about what's really happening helps you feel less alone. You deserve to take the time to figure things out.

For couples, rebuilding trust, and restoring healthy communication are important areas that can transform your relationship.

If anger is a challenge, I offer a webinar coming up on September 9th,2016 called Taming Your Ange. Feel free to message me for details. This is also a focus of my individual and couples work. Anger impacts our stress level, self-esteem and relationships. You don't have stuff it or explode. There are ways to catch it early and feel good about it.

Email or Call Michelle Farris, M.A., LMFT at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 14523

More Info About My Practice

I am an out of network provider which means that I provide a statement for you to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. You may want to call your provider and ask about coverage.

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Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Did growing up in an alcoholic or dysfunctional family effect your ability to have healthy relationships? If so, you're not alone. Knowing how to take better care of yourself makes a difference.

If you're going through divorce, or painful time, you may need help figuring out your next step. I provide gentle support and encouragement so that you can learn how to cope and move past the hurt. Healthy relationships happen when you are willing to look at yourself and stop blaming others. This develops integrity that improves self esteem. You'll learn how to take care of yourself, set boundaries and tell your truth in a way that dines't hurt the ones you love.

How Psychotherapy Can Help

Psychotherapy provides a safe place to share without being judged. It's about developing a trusted connection while learning how to learn from the pain instead of letting it rule you. Therapy explores old beliefs that no longer work.

Therapy doesn't have to take years. All it takes is a willingness to learn and to talk openly about what's happening. It's is a place to find acceptance and not be judged.

Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed

Most people can be skeptical at first about whether therapy can help. That's understandable especially if you've been in therapy before and it didn't work. Counseling is about giving hope, support and tools to have a happier life.

There are different approaches and therapeutic styles so it's good to ask questions and find out how they work with your particular issue. Change takes courage. I love the process of psychotherapy because you can learn the skills to improve your life. I've seen it work repeatedly for those who are willing to look at themselves honestly.

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Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
  • Other

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    I love helping you learn the tools to feel better about your relationships and build self-confidence. To give support and encouragement when you're struggling with depression, divorce/separation, relationship problems, co-parenting, grief and loss, in recovery from alcohol/food addictions, and/or codependency. Teaching you the principles of accountability, telling your truth in a loving way and managing emotions are all parts of my practice.

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Body Image
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Parenting
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Esteem
  • Stress
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Anger Management
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Gottman Method
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Non-Violent Communication
  • Parent Work
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution Focused Therapy

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