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Michele Stamper(She/Her/Hers)

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT
Anxiety -Attachment issues- Couples counseling- Relationship issues-Childhood trauma-Complex PTSD (C-PTSD)-
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Professional statement

Michele Stamper is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist located in Costa Mesa, CA. Michele is passionate about working with individuals and couples struggling with their mental health after traumatic experience, as well as those whose people pleasing takes a toll on their well-being. Many of Michele’s clients resort to codependency in their relationships, or they feel continuously afraid that their loved ones will abandon them. Their feelings of shame are overwhelming, and they turn to therapy to find a way forward. 


Michele’s approach to therapy is based in somatic therapy. She brings together the mind and the body to develop a mutual understanding as well as find equilibrium that’s more comfortable for both. She teaches them how to regulate their mind-body connection through Polyvagal Theory practice. She also helps clients quiet their intrusive thoughts and process through their instincts to engage with shame and anxiety. With Michele’s support, clients discover blind spots that have kept them from finding a sense of inner peace, and they begin to listen to their inner voice.  


Michele earned a Master’s degree from Vanguard University and has nearly 10 years of experience as a therapist. She also holds certification in the topics of Neuroaffective Touch, somatic processing, and somatic Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Her goal is to help clients find peace and to develop ways to ground themselves without becoming overwhelmed by anxiety or self-judgment. 

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 9 years

Insightful Matters, AMFT
Institute of Advanced Studies, LMFT
Lido Wellness Center, LMFT

Natural Processing Pt 1, Certificate , 2024
Neuroaffective Touch , Certificate, 2022
Somatic The Body Knows , Certificate, 2021


California: 128813




Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Attachment issues - Development of effective relational and communication skills; insight into family attachment patterns;fostering healthy family relationships.

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Childhood trauma - Learning how traumatic events in childhood can translate into adulthood; processing through difficult memories with the goal of moving past the experience and lingering symptoms

Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) - Recovering from the impact of long-term, repeated traumatic events, such as emotional abuse and neglect


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Optum
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$185 (55min)
  • Couples sessions:$200 (55min)