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Michelle Medeiros(She/Her/Hers)

(She/Her/Hers)
Psychologist, PhD
FloridaArizonaCaliforniaHawaiiNew York
Anxiety - Career counseling- Relationship issues- Trauma- Work stress-Mood disorders-

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Professional statement

My journey in clinical psychology led me to complete my doctoral degree at Palo Alto University (APA-accredited institution). Throughout my graduate training and career, I have gained invaluable leadership, clinical, and research experience across various VA healthcare systems, Stanford University—School of Medicine, the National Center for PTSD, and both community-based and private practice settings. During my graduate training and career, I obtained certified training in anxiety disorders, neuropsychological assessment, poly trauma, trauma treatments (Prolonged Exposure; Cognitive Processing Therapy), addiction and domestic violence.

I underwent a comprehensive Clinical Internship at the Central Texas Veteran Health Care System (APA-accredited institution). This internship provided me with valuable training in anxiety disorders, trauma, addiction, integrated assessment and program development and evaluation. My Postdoctoral Polytrauma Fellowship was at James A. Haley Veterans Hospital (APA-accredited institution), while working with Military Special Forces.

I served as the Licensed Attending Physician/Medical Director, Clinical and Research Coordinator and Psychologist, overseeing operations at VA Palo Alto Health Care System. My responsibilities included directing a 70-bed inpatient unit and supervising a diverse team, which included medical, clinical, and support staff (estimated 200). In my leadership capacity, I actively engaged in program development, evaluation, and research, while presenting my findings in Stanford and to VA hospital directors and central office.

I received training in integrated assessment (FMLA, short term disability, psychological, personality, cognitive, development, academic, etc.) and evidenced-based treatments, but not limited to (cognitive-behavioral, acceptance and commitment, person-centered, attachment, solution or emotion focused, interpersonal, motivational interviewing, relapse prevention, mindfulness, psychodynamic, etc).

In my therapy clinic, I work with high-achieving individuals, who grapple with challenges related to work-life balance, corporate transitions, career changes, anxiety, stress, relationship dynamics, dating, parenting children with unique needs, lack of community, depression, grief, trauma, substance use, adjustment to injury, cognitive difficulties, and career and leadership development.


Message to clients

If you're searching for a therapist, you may sense that something just feels “off,” but you're unsure of what it is or what to do about it. You might be feeling exhausted, stuck, and overwhelmed, experiencing burnout and discontent in various areas of your life—work, relationships, or overall satisfaction. Perhaps you are questioning the purpose or meaning of it all and wondering about your own importance—"What about me?"—"I matter too."

My clients are typically individuals, who have reached a point where they are ready to prioritize themselves. They seek a nurturing space to explore their emotions, rediscover their true selves, and clarify their own wants and needs. They are eager to reconnect with what truly matters—to themselves and to the people and things that bring them fulfillment. They are seeking to understand why they feel stuck and to find a path toward a more vibrant, joyful, and content life.

You might be wondering whether you need a therapist or if you can manage this journey on your own. Remember, you do not have to do this alone. Asking for help is a courageous step towards healing and growth, and it can help you get potential answers and relief faster.

Your decision to seek help reflects profound self-love and strength. It involves acknowledging your needs, facing adversities, and empowering yourself through treatment to make meaningful life changes. This journey is undoubtedly challenging, yet the rewards are invaluable and limitless. I commend you for taking this courageous step. You can do this!


Work and Education

Years of Experience: 9 years

Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, Licensed Attending Physician/Medical Director, Clinical and Research Coordinator, and Licensed Clinical and Research Psychologist
Meaningful Remedies Psychology, Inc. , Founder and CEO
Michelle Medeiros, Ph.D. , Founder and CEO

Palo Alto University, Doctorate, Clinical Psychology , 2015
Palo Alto University, Master in Science, Clinical Psychology, 2012
University of California, Santa Cruz, Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, 2010

Licensure

California: 28941 - New York: 025686 - Florida: PY11756 - Hawaii: PSY-2080-0 - Arizona: 005686 - Virginia: 0810005509

Languages

English

Specialties

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

Career counseling - Support around personal and professional growth; clarifying career goals and implementing steps toward building a fulfilling career and meaningful work-life balance

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

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Work stress - Managing overwhelming stress and expectations; increasing effective ways of restoring and maintaining emotional stability and health; addressing challenging relationships with coworkers and bosses

Mood disorders - Clinical depression, persistent depression, bipolar disorder, and other mood disorders that cause disturbances in the client's mood, causing mood swings, restless sleep, and/or elevated mood




Clientele

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

Locations & Hours


Insurance

  • Lyra Health
  • Modern Health Insurance
  • Spring Health

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$250 (50min)

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