Michelle Shlafman MS, LAPC, NCC, Counseling in Decatur, Georgia, 30033

Michelle Shlafman


Michelle Shlafman


Professions: Counselor, Mental Health Counselor, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a therapist practicing under supervision. Supervisor: Laurie Patrice LPC, BCPC, CPCS
Primary Credential: LAPC
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: Free phone consultation, $125 per 50 minute individual session
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Evening Availability


Decatur, Georgia 30033
Sandy Springs, Georgia 30350

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My Approach to Helping

I send you a warm hello and applaud all your efforts in seeking guidance. I invite you to rediscover yourself in a safe space while finding peace and balance in your heart and soul. Sometimes life brings us challenges, but with guidance and present awareness, together we will work on healing the roots of your past, present, and future stressors. My approach is grounded in the belief that each person is worthy of happiness and unconditional love, no matter what they have experienced in life. I will assist you in finding self-acceptanceunderstanding within your true being. I want you to know that it is okay to have sadness, anxiety, and pain, as well as to fear the present moment and upcoming future. We will work together in shifting any negative beliefsenergies you might hold within your body, and surround them with love and acceptance. I welcome you to rediscover yourself in a new light and to begin your journey of healing. My therapeutic style is based on mindbodysoul connection. I specialize in Emotional Freedom Techniques (Level 1 & 2 Certified), Comprehensive Energy Psychology (Level 1 Certified), Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction therapy, DBT, CBT (trauma-focused), Positive Psychology, Expressive Art Therapy techniques, Person-Centered Therapy, and Holistic Healing. To those who struggle with anxiety, depression, trauma, or any other barrier that you may face, I honor you, I salute you, and I believe in you.

More Info About My Practice

Perspectives is a holistic therapy practice serving the whole person as part of a complete system through a comprehensive approach. Perspectives is founded on the premise that all human beings have an innate desire for balance, healing, and growth. How each person perceives these concepts will be unique to you. We see each client as a whole person–mind, body, and spirit existing in a social context. We work to meet you where you are, and to help you meet your personal goals. We are here to partner with you on your journey. While life has the potential to be joyful and fulfilling, at times we all face challenges. Perspectives offers numerous constructive resources as well as providing a safe space to heal and grow. (Laurie Patrice, LPC, BCPC, CPCS)

My passion at Perspectives, lies in helping female adults who feel overwhelmed or lost; experience unhealthy behavior patternsrelationships; self-defeating thoughtsbeliefs; low self-esteemself-doubt; highly sensitive personsempaths; andor feel unworthyemotionally depleted.

My rate is $125 per 50-minute session. Sliding scale fees may be considered upon request.

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

Through the use of energy techniques and heart-centered therapy, one can access a greater way of healing and expression through integrative regulation. I specialize in Emotional Freedom Techniques, which access meridian points in the body to promote faster healing through fusion of the mind-soul connection. My support is often helpful for those who have developed creative blocks, the highly sensitive person (empath), spiritual seekers or existential crisis, wounded healers, and trauma survivors. I can assist in clearing negative blocks or lower frequencies that have perhaps been acquired through trauma-depression-criticism-humiliation- or self-judgment, and gently bring back an open awareness of your true authentic self.

My Therapy Focus

My passion lies in helping females who feel overwhelmed or lost; experience unhealthy behavior patterns or relationships; self-defeating thoughts or beliefs; low self-esteem or self-doubt; highly sensitive persons or empaths; or feel unworthy-emotionally depleted.

Services I Provide

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

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Highly Sensitive Persons

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Anxiety
  • Breakup
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Art Therapy
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Breathwork
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Creative Art Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Emotional Freedom Technique
  • Energy Psychology
  • Expressive Arts Therapy
  • Guided Therapeutic Imagery
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Jungian Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Positive Psychology
  • Transpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
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