Michelle Walker, PsyDPsychologist
Patient Care Philosophy
As human beings, we have the potential for change. To change our thoughts, behaviors, view of the future, and relational quality with ourselves and others. Sometimes, we need help facilitating these changes and psychotherapy can be supportive of this process. I provide a nonjudgmental, strengths-based, safe space to address current concerns that one seeks to focus on in therapy; as well as, to process how the past has impacted one’s current functioning. I tailor my approach to meet the needs of the individual, with the goal of promoting and improving one’s overall health. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Psychodynamic, Self Psychology, and Object Relations techniques with those seeking treatment. My areas of focus include: anxiety, women’s health, relationship issues, chronic pain, and primary care behavioral health (PCBH).
Also, I work with healthcare providers to help implement self-care & stress management skills. I have worked in nonprofit & private clinical settings, including 4 years as the Lead Psychologist at a Federally Qualified Health Center. Other areas of clinical experience include: depression, grief/loss, trauma, low self-esteem, & improving communication skills.