Michelle Kauffman, LPC

 

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and I completed my Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Liberty University. I completed my residency working in outpatient practices and in an acute child and adolescent psychiatric unit in Lynchburg, Virginia. I have a lot of experience working with both children and adults. My clinical areas include anxiety, depression, trauma, eating disorders, and life transitions. I am trained in eye movement desensitization reprocessing therapy (EMDR), and I am working towards my certification as a certified EMDR therapist through EMDRIA (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing International Association). Additionally, I utilize trauma focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and I have completed course work with IAEDP (International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals) and National Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders.

            I believe in using a holistic (bio-psycho-social-spiritual) approach to counseling as well as creating a safe, non-judgmental environment. I am committed to integrating evidence-based treatments with each client’s spirituality, while respecting each person’s spiritual beliefs. I believe counseling is different to each person, and I will partner with each client to reach their goals. 

      In my free time I enjoy reading, hiking, cooking, training for triathlons, and spending time with friends and family.