Liz Michaud

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Liz Michaud

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Telehealth Available
Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LMFT - 104994
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

Fees: My full fee is $225 per session. Please inquire with me directly for current availability of sliding scale openings at $180 per session.
Free Initial Consultation
Evening Availability


Oakland, California 94612

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My Approach to Helping

Hello, my name is Liz Michaud, LMFT with DOT Center, Oakland. Welcome to my practice :) I provide both long-term and short-term psychotherapy with a specialty in Parts-Therapy to adult individuals in the state of CA.

In my sessions with clients, we have collaborative and non-judgmental conversations to address a wide variety of life challenges, including anxiety, depression, loss, self-esteem issues, relationship challenges, codependency, and trauma. I assist my clients with looking inward to better understand themselves with more clarity and compassion, and empower my clients with creative and empowering strategies to work toward inner-balance and strive toward their goals. My clients experience warmth and empathy in our time together which allows for a safe space to express feelings, explore experiences with curiosity and gain clarity. This is a great fit for those who are feeling inspired to understand themselves and find new ways to best navigate life in healthy and empowered ways.

An important part of my work is to hold in mind how social and cultural realities shape our experiences of a sense of self, feelings of belonging or not belonging, and ways that we feel safe or unsafe. I look through this lens to consider how social norms and systems of power around us inform symptoms of anxiety, depression, etc. We all come into families and societies that have norms and systems in place, so from a strength-based lens, I encourage my clients to consider these factors when thinking about concepts such as self-esteem, identity and belonging.

I am able to offer a wide variety of creative and practical approaches to therapy, particularly approaches based in Parts-Therapy (IFS is a form of this you may have heard of). These compassionate and effective ways of accessing one's inner-world can strengthen self-confidence, unlock self-compassion and reveal inner wisdom. This inspires healing and personal growth. These creative strategies can include the use of metaphors, symbols, role-play exercises, writing, storytelling, and art.

My work is aimed at helping you feel seen and heard with compassion while helping you see your circumstances with more clarity, and what you can do about it. With some compassion, insight and empowerment, self-esteem can get stronger, negative patterns can be overcome, and new perspectives can offer hope and optimism.

More Info About My Practice

I am currently accepting new clients for telehealth sessions. Feel free to inquire with me directly about my current availability for in-person sessions at my downtown Oakland location.

My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy

It is my opinion that our human experience is defined by a common longing that we all have to make meaning from our experiences, to feel connected to ourselves and others, and to feel that we are living with a sense of purpose. We all struggle sometimes, and there is dignity and empowerment in seeking support. Needing to do so is natural, healthy, and courageous. I find that our struggles have the potential to show us the strongest versions of ourselves, and therapy can help shine light on our resilience in this way. I am honored to be included in the healing journey of each of my clients.

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Services I Provide

  • Art Therapy
  • Consultation
  • Creative Arts Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Adults


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Although I work with a wide variety of individuals with different backgrounds, life experiences and identities, some specific people that I have a passion for supporting are creative people, those who identify within the LGBTQIA+ community, those who identify as abuse and trauma survivors.

Industries & Communities Served

  • Education
  • First Responder/Medical Professionals
  • LGBTQ+
  • Military/Law Enforcement
  • Self-Employed and Freelance Professionals

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • First Responders
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Narcissism
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Perfectionism
  • Physical Abuse
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Power
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Psychedelic and Altered State Integration Therapy
  • Racism
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Somatization
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Art Therapy
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Collaborative Therapy
  • Creative Art Therapy
  • Critical Incident Stress Management
  • Depth Therapy
  • Depth-Oriented Brief Therapy
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Drama Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Expressive Arts Therapy
  • Family Attachment Narrative Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Integral Psychotherapy (IP)
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Journal Therapy
  • Jungian Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Nonviolent Communication (NVC)
  • Object Relations
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Psychodrama
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Self Psychology
  • Somatic Psychotherapy
  • Systems Theory /Therapy
  • Transpersonal Psychotherapy

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