Dr. Michelle Wambach

Psy. D., LMFT

Dr. Michelle Wambach

Psy. D., LMFT

Telehealth Available
Professions: Counselor, Psychotherapist, Marriage & Family Therapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LMFT - MFC41571
Secondary Credential: LMFT - T2088
Billing and Insurance:
Fees: I charge $175 per session payable by check, cash, Visa, Mastercard, Paypal, HSA. I can provide a superbill for you to submit for out of network insurance coverage.
For more information about my practice please visit my website by clicking on the link.


San Jose , California 95117
Beaverton, Oregon 97007

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My Approach to Helping

You are not alone. With over 20 years of experience counseling adults, I can help you feel better and find emotional peace and clarity. Often we seek therapy when going through tough times. We want our life to be fulfilling and happy. Yet, sometimes we end up in the same situations despite our best efforts to change. Given the current pandemic crisis, issues of anxiety, panic attacks, depression, and relationships are affected more than ever. You may be feeling scared, isolated, and alone. I can help. As a licensed psychotherapist in long-term private practice and college psychology professor, I can guide you with experience, wisdom, and compassion to feel better fast. My style is warm, thoughtful, and interactive. I believe that people have great capacity for growth and that crisis is an opportunity for positive change.

More Info About My Practice

I specialize in cognitive behavioral skills for communication, emotional tolerance, rapid anxiety relief, and better access to your emotions, thoughts, and beliefs. I also use eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) and mindfulness meditation techniques for rapid relief of stress and trauma. In therapy, we explore your life in order to fully understand you together. We examine how your experiences in life create meanings that can guide your choices and responses in future decisions. We work together to help you tolerate difficult emotions, and understand the unconscious reasons behind your choices. The aim is to create balance in your life and help you make more successful and empowered life decisions.

My Therapy Focus

I specialize in working with people who struggle with: personal relationships, anxiety, panic attacks, depression, post-traumatic stress, childhood wounds, self-esteem, sensitivity, chronic emotional issues, and chronic physical pain.

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Services I Provide

  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Individual Adults.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Depth Therapy
  • Dreamwork
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Energy Psychology
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Guided Therapeutic Imagery
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Object Relations
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

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