Will Michelson,LMFT, MSMFT

Will Michelson,LMFT, MSMFT

Telehealth Available
Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist, Psychotherapist, Psychoanalyst
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LMFT - 141872
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: $200 for individuals and $250 for couples and families
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2001 Barrington ave
Los Angeles, California 90025

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My Approach to Helping

At Embark Therapy, our therapeutic method is rooted in a profound, depth-oriented approach, aiming to connect with the most authentic essence of your being, beyond the transient symptoms you might be encountering. We are dedicated to forging a deep alliance with your innermost self, helping to unveil and chase your most profound aspirations while mitigating obstacles that hinder your truest form of expression. Our perspective on therapy is akin to an enlightening journey of self-discovery, where symptoms are not merely adversaries to be defeated hastily but are viewed as significant indicators pointing towards deeper underlying issues. These manifestations serve as crucial signals, suggesting that our perspectives or relationships may be misaligned and necessitating thoughtful introspection and care. By addressing the root cause of these issues, we aim to dissolve the symptoms' foundation, rendering them obsolete. Through depth therapy, we venture together into a transformative process of change, beginning on a foundation of safety, underscored by mutual support and a sense of humor. As we gain confidence, we prepare to tackle forthcoming challenges, including confronting personal shortcomings, revisiting past experiences, and illuminating the darkest recesses of our psyche. You are cordially invited to join us on this unparalleled expedition of self-exploration at Embark Therapy. This journey promises to lay bare your internal frameworks, behavioral patterns, and character, setting the stage for profound understanding and connection with your essence. It opens up new horizons, allowing you to discern what genuinely matters to you and paving the way for a life that is distinctly yours. Embrace this opportunity to transform your life, discovering a path filled with purpose, authenticity, and personal fulfillment.

More Info About My Practice

Paying it forward. Giving to others on their journey.
Will Michelson, LMFT, stands out for his profound empathy and mastery in navigating people through intricate emotional and psychological challenges. As the Founder of Embark Therapy, Will is dedicated to empowering individuals to transcend their psychological distress, foster deep self-awareness, and enhance their connections with the world.

Having pursued advanced studies at Fuller Graduate School of Psychology, Will is uniquely equipped with a blend of clinical psychology expertise and theological insights, enabling him to integrate a spiritual perspective into psychological healing. His extensive training encompasses many therapeutic modalities including psychodynamic depth therapy at The Maple Counseling Center, internal family systems (IFS), emotional focused therapy (EFT), attachment theory, alongside specialized training in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and floor time techniques. This diverse educational background has equipped Will with a nuanced understanding of human development, facilitating his ability to guide individuals through critical developmental stages.

A significant aspect of Will’s therapeutic practice is his emphasis on the somatic expressions of psychological issues, a testament to his academic background in kinesiology. This knowledge underpins his holistic approach to therapy, highlighting the crucial mind-body connection in emotional wellbeing. Moreover, Will’s experience as a coach to athletes has deepened his appreciation for the transformative power of relational dynamics, underscoring the importance of creating a nurturing environment for growth and healing.

Will Michelson’s commitment to fostering mental wellness and personal development is evident in his approach to therapy, which is designed to help you embark on a transformative journey within. His contributions to the field of mental health, combined with his innovative therapeutic strategies, make Will Michelson, LMFT, an influential figure in advancing holistic mental health practices and enhancing life quality through emotional and psychological support.

My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy

I founded Embark Therapy with a mission to empower you to achieve profound self-awareness, navigate through previous traumas, and embark on your personal journey of discovery. In our fast-paced world, the decision to pause and engage in introspection is a transformative act of defiance against the mainstream rush. At Embark, we collaborate closely with you to enhance your reflective capabilities and illuminate aspects of your past that may have been neglected or unseen. Our goal is to unearth unresolved emotions, facilitating their expression and processing, thereby enabling you to release the burdens of your past. This crucial step is the foundation for cultivating an increased capacity to fully embrace and appreciate the present moment. Through this journey with Embark Therapy, we aim to guide you towards a life enriched with deeper emotional connections and a heightened sense of being in the now.

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Money and Financial Issues
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Other - Not Listed Here
  • Panic
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • School issues
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Somatization
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Terminal Illness
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

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