206-363-9601 hope@nwfamilylife.org

Michelle Matson, MA, LMHC

M Matson PhotoTo make an appointment, contact Michelle at 425-892-4997.

E-mail: michelle@viveretherapy.com.

Michelle’s website: www.viveretherapy.com.

Office locations: 11320 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98125; 100 State Street South, Kirkland, WA 98033

Education and Licensing

I graduated from The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology in April 2015 with a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor.

Therapeutic Approach

It is my belief that healing happens in relationships where there is security, safety, and trust. I approach therapy from an attachment theory orientation and utilize relational psychotherapy, narrative therapy, and psychodynamic and object relations principles. Together, my clients and I explore the places they are stuck and work to transform the darkness into light. I am interested in the current research on the brain and the connection between mind and body as it pertains to emotional and physical health. I believe in a holistic approach to wellness including nutrition, exercise, relaxation, plentiful sleep, and other means of good self-care.

Areas of Expertise and Interest

My passion is to help people heal from trauma and abuse, including grief and loss. I desire to help them identify those places in their lives where they feel burdened or overwhelmed. It is easier to identify symptoms of trauma and abuse in other’s lives than in our own, especially when we are in the habit of putting our needs and wants at the bottom of the list.

Specialties

  • Domestic Violence (I currently teach Domestic Violence 101 and 102 at the Washington Correction Center for Women and also meet with women one on one there)
  • Codependency
  • Women’s Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Divorce Recovery
  • Self Esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Depression
  • Relationship Issues
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Trauma and PTSD

Insurances Accepted

I am an in-network provider with Premera, Lifewise of WA and OR, Lifewise Assurance, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield out of state plans. I also accept:

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Cigna BH
  • First Choice Health
  • HMA
  • Value Options

Personal Interests

I enjoy gardening, reading, and walking. I have a six-year-old Jack Russell terrier who makes me laugh on a daily basis. I have four grown children and a wonderful son-in-law and daughter-in-law. I am a lifelong learner and love to travel, although I am a Seattle native and absolutely think it is the best city to live in! My Christian faith is foundational to everything I do and to who I am.

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