Michelle Jauwena is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist providing virtual therapy in California. She works with adults suffering from a wide range of challenges: from anxiety to traumatic events, acculturation stress, grief, or sadness. Many of her clients describe themselves as pleasers who struggle with receiving help, though they know they need it. Whether it be insecurity, low energy, difficulties saying no, irritability, or general unhappiness, Michelle is there to help them through. Together, they're able to break the cycle of resentment and guilt.
Using a collaborative approach, Michelle creates a space that allows her clients to feel comfortable sharing their deepest inner thoughts. She engages her clients to explore the barriers that keep them stuck and identify effective coping skills to overcome unfinished processes in life. Michelle integrates research-backed techniques to create a plan creatively adapted to her clients' specific needs.
While armed with extensive training and education in counseling theories, Michelle believes the key to healing lies within the strong therapeutic relationships between the client and the therapist. The tools and skills equip the healing process, but the strong, trusting relationship between the client and therapist is the key to transformation. For this reason, therapy is a personal investment to unlock clients' ability to heal and grow to their potential.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Codependency - Development of healthy boundaries in relationships; strategies for increasing individual self-esteem and autonomy; coping mechanisms for separation and individuation.
Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance
Race & cultural identity - Exploring topics of racial, cultural, and ethnic background as it relates to one’s family origins and personal identity
Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Michelle Jauwena is not in-network with any insurances.
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Years of Experience: 10 years
Michelle Jauwena LMFT, Owner, 2020 - Present
Advanced Psychological Assosciates & Wellness Center, LMFT, 2018 - 2021
The Grove Corner Counseling Center, AMFT, LMFT, 2014 - 2018
Tri-City Mental Health Center, Clinical Therapist II, 2017 - 2017
R&R Holistic Wellness, Primary Therapist, 2016 - 2016
Valley Star Community Services, Mental Health Specialist, 2013 - 2014
Brainspotting, Certificate, 2020
Loma Linda University, MS in MFT, 2012