I am Michelle King. I am a clinical social worker in both states of Georgia and Vermont. I work from a positive psychotherapy framework. Therapy is in pursuit of change and that is an active pursuit and not passive so, we will work together during sessions. My goal is for you to leave the session having an understanding, a clear mind, and a plan.
I am a positive psychotherapist that approaches treatment with kindness, compassion, and no judgment. My strength is bringing forth your strengths by utilizing Solution Focused psychotherapy, cognitive behavior therapy, compassion, and emotionally focused therapy. My goal in sessions is for you to be able to trust and speak freely while processing and coming up with a plan. My desire is to help.
I thrive working with survivors. I love working together towards a whole and fulfilling life, through learning from the past, learning about the ins and outs of the human brain, and implementing new skills. These survivors may be experiencing shame, guilt, presentence sadness, depression, anxiety, feeling as if they are not enough, or maybe asking "Who Am I."
My communication style
As a therapist, I am caring and understanding. I always bring this warmth into our sessions. I like to have a good laugh and I'm not too serious. I prefer our sessions to be more like friendly conversations where you can talk openly and comfortably.
My journey to mental healthcare
It started with my own experiences of childhood trauma and a lifelong journey of self-improvement. At the age of 40, I decided to learn through higher education; I entered school for the first time in over 20 years. My motto has always been: Choosing to make a difference.
My goals for you
My goals for you are simple and clear: I want you to know what you desire, to learn about the things that interest you, to talk and share your thoughts effectively, to be gentle and caring to yourself and other positive feelings.
My first session with you
In our first session, I'd like to learn all about you and what's important to you at that moment. As with all of our sessions, this one is an opportunity for me to become acquainted with you and determine how best to assist you. It's a special time when you can share whatever you feel comfortable sharing.