Michelle Roach, LCMHC, NC Lic. 8541
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solutions Focused Therapy, Grief Therapy, Religious Wounds/Trauma Therapy.
Michelle has both a Master of Divinity from Duke University and a Master of Counseling from Loyola University, Chicago. She has over 15 years of experience in the mental health field in both outpatient therapy and managed care. Michelle works with transitional age youth (18-25) and adults for individual therapy. She has experience as a both a foster and adoptive parent and lives with her school age son in Durham.
My approach honors the fact that no two people are the same and that each person is the expert on his or her own life. I work best with a “bifocal lens” with an emphasis both on what is happening right now that is bringing you to therapy and holding space for the goodness, growth, wholeness and love that the future holds. I use a Person Centered approached that incorporates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solutions Focus Therapy and Mindfulness/Spirituality. I want to partner with you to hear your story, work on solutions to your current issues and get you moving in the right direction towards a more flexible, contented and satisfying future.
One of the biggest challenges people face is answering the overwhelming question: What comes next? Whether it’s trying to navigate a loss, career or life change, or the fear, anxiety and uncertainty of a changing and complex world, I feel called to walk alongside people as they forge a path ahead. I love to collaborate with people and help them uncover their own inner wisdom. By helping individuals to learn new skills, they are better able to quiet the storm of emotions inside them and make better choices that bring them greater peace.
Using both my education in mental health and my Master of Divinity, I am about to work with individuals who want to explore how spirituality can be a part of their healing process. I also specialize in helping people heal from religious wounds/trauma free from judgement or harsh doctrine. I am an LGBTQI+ ally.
I strive to provide a space for all individuals regardless of gender, sexual orientation, cultural differences, education level or religious beliefs. While at our core our humanity binds us all together, the expression of that humanity can take countless forms and I create a therapy space that honors that.