My Approach to Helping
Hey there! My name is Michelle Byrd.
I'm here to help you stop running from your life so you can discover and align with your full potential. I deeply believe that the journey of healing gives you the gift of your true self - your spirit. I am on a mission to remind you of your worth and your power because
you deserve to heal.
I believe an enriching life of wholeness and connection is what we all seek at the core of our being. I help my clients heal from past traumas through self-discovery, overcoming their self-sabotaging behaviors, processing old traumas, and guiding them in accessing their full potential.
I specialize in working with Trauma and Complex PTSD, Codependency and Borderline Personality Disorder. I use a holistic mind, body & spirit approach and incorporate a blend of both Western and Eastern methods to healing. I will teach you to get out of your own way and to truly thrive. I'll walk alongside you as you learn the language of your soul.
More Info About My Practice
What would make therapy with me stand apart from traditional approaches?
I remember after completing my graduate training in traditional Western psychology and thinking "that's it??"...this sent me on quest to understand healing on a deeper level. I now incorporate concepts from ancient wisdom, shadow work, advancing neuroscience applications including behavioral epigenetics, quantum mechanics and nervous system regulation, and working directly with your bio-energy field.
My foundation of therapy is rooted in the understanding that healing is a spiritual path. I work best with those who are spiritual seekers and wanting to use their belief system as a major tool in their treatment. I practice holistically, meaning that I incorporate healing on the levels of mind, body and spirit.
As a therapist and a fellow seeker, I've immersed myself in learning about what it means to be human, how trauma impairs our overall functioning, the nature of the soul, the importance of healthy attachments in relationships, and the role neuroscience plays in healing the nervous system and rewiring the brain.
I've learned to understand human behavior, biological functioning and spiritual health through extensive research on the mind-body connection, energy, and behavioral epigenetics. I pull from concepts in mind-body research and utilize both traditional and alternative approaches. Additionally, I am always sensitive to your values, culture and beliefs; therefore, we may integrate or omit any of these approaches that you prefer.
I'm a huge advocate of teaching you how to access the healer within yourself. The human body is an infinitely intelligent system that knows how to heal if we understand how to get out of the way. Unresolved pain creates energetic blocks in our physiology that manifest in a multitude of ways and make us sick - mentally, physically, and spiritually. My holistic approach focuses on surrendering to a challenging but liberating process of healing through self-awareness, nervous system healing, ego-state work, connection and vulnerability, self discovery, trauma reprocessing, neurobiological reprogramming, and learning to align with the life you want and deserve.
My Therapy Focus
I am most passionate about working with anyone who is on a quest for healing and aligning with a more authentic version of themselves. My clients are typically highly motivated, tired of being in emotional pain, are interested in spiritual work or are experiencing a "spiritual awakening" as a result of their suffering, are focused on healing traumatic wounds, overcoming self-sabotaging behaviors, and seek a deeper connection with themselves, others, the world, andor a higher power.