It Takes Courage to Ask for Help

You have the capacity to make lasting changes

You have the capacity to make lasting changes in your life and relationships; however, challenging and difficult situations can often get in the way of being your best self and attaining personal goals. Whether you are experiencing relationship difficulties, stress at work, anxiety, depression, or just don’t feel like you are on the right path, I will help you learn skills to quicken recovery while deepening your understanding of yourself. I know it takes courage to ask for help, so I honor your ability to let me collaborate with you as you find your way to better living.

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Michelle Barenchi, MA LMFTA

Michelle is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate and the owner of Vital Mind Solutions, PLLC, a private therapy practice in Seattle. She practices collaborative, relationship-based psychotherapy from a systemic perspective. She has a Master of Arts in Psychology-Marriage & Family Therapy from Antioch University Seattle, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Social Science-Psychology Concentration from Washington State University. Michelle belongs to the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, the Washington Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors & Therapists, and the Seattle Counselor’s Assoctiation.

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Michelle’s Approach

Collaborative, Relationship-Based Psychotherapy

I view your problems within the context of your unique set of relationships and life experiences. You may be stuck in repetitive patterns that do not utilize your personal strengths to your fullest potential. Therefore, my approach involves identifying your strengths and proposing a treatment plan that utilizes them. In the case of couples and family therapy, each person’s individual strengths are identified, as well as the strengths of the couple and/or family as a whole systemic unit. My approach, in general, is to provide a safe, comfortable and supportive environment for every person to learn and grow within themselves, their relationships, and their experiences.

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