Erika Michel

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Erika Michel

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Professions: Counselor, Marriage & Family Therapist, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a therapist practicing under supervision. Supervisor: Daniel Brezenoff, LCSW
Primary Credential: Associate Marriage and Family Therapist - 112492
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Cigna
Free Initial Consultation
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability

Offices

181 E. 18th Street
Suite B
COSTA MESA, California 92627

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My Approach to Helping

I believe in the power of everyone’s stories. My goal is to assist clients in taking agency in their lives through self-exploration and developing their narratives. However, the process of therapy can be daunting. I respect the vulnerability that you have demonstrated in searching for help.

In my work, I use humor and warmth to develop a working relationship with clients. I believe in
providing empathic and genuine interactions, so that clients may navigate the thoughts and emotions that have limited them from connecting to their desired selves. I am a keen observer of common threads within clients’ narratives and work collaboratively with you to unravel their meanings. As a Mexican-American bilingual therapist, I value the impact of culture on clients’ narratives and provide a safe space for you to express yourself fully.

I use interventions based on emotion-focused, narrative, multicultural, and cognitive behavioral theories and therapy. I have experience working with anxiety, depression, life span issues, family conflict, and trauma-related issues. I have worked with clients ranging from toddlers to adults in individual, couple, and family therapy. The majority of my experience has been within the Latinx community y tambien se ofrece servicios en español.

I hope to help you embrace the person you have been and are becoming. Your story is worthy of being heard and understood.

I am a registered associate MFT (#112492) currently working under the supervision of licensed Clinical Social Worker Daniel Brezenoff (#23543).

Services I Provide

  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Groups I Work With

    I enjoy working with adolescents, families, young adults and couples.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Academic Concerns
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Fear
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Women's Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

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