Specialized Couples Therapy

Loving Well is a Skill Set
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Relationships are a dance; there is a rhythm of connection, disconnection, and reconnection. The music and how we move is layered with our histories, fantasies about the future, and whatever is happening in the moment. Inevitably, it gets tricky to hear each other and sync harmoniously. Even the most resilient and well-resourced partners, when faced with enough stressors, stumble, fall, and find they are unsure how to stabilize and regain footing. I HELP COUPLES... * (Re)Establish Closeness and Intimacy * Create and Cultivate Trust * Repair After Emotional Injury * Manage Resources (Time, Money, Energy) * Navigate Tricky Circumstances and Seasons of Life AREAS I OFFER SPECIALIZED SUPPORT INCLUDE... * Concerns around Sexual Connection and Differences * Shifting Destructive Fights to Constructive Conflict * Addressing Money Related Stress and Conflict * Navigating Division of Domestic Responsibilities * Transition into Parenthood and Parenting Issues My approach is both practical and highly experiential aimed at meeting the unique needs and goals of the couple. I'm informed by nearly two decades as a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), a hefty amount of training, and through my own personal heartbreak and healing. All this experience has taught me that loving well is a skill set and developing our capacity to relate is possible with practice plus the right support. QUALIFICATIONS INCLUDE: *Certified Facilitator in The Daring Way™ (CDWF), Brené Brown Education and Research Group * Training in: Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT); The Gottman Method; Trauma-Informed and Experiential Modalities * Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of California (LMFT) * Access Institute of San Francisco Postgraduate Fellowship Alumni (Class of 2008) * M.A., Clinical Psychology, The New College of California
Michelle Lorenz, MFT
CA Lic. #MFC47231

Testimonials

“As the director of a residential program where Michelle was part of the clinical staff, and now as the CEO of PIVOT, I've seen firsthand Michelle's skills as a psychotherapist and relationship coach. Highly recommend!”

Lori Jean Glass

“I consulted Michelle in Brené Brown's methodology, The Daring Way™, and was touched by the depth of her practice. Michelle forges a path of compassion and wisdom. She is open to and capable of going the distance with her clients.”

Sarah Phillips, LCSW, CDWF-C

“Michelle is a skilled guide whose care and insight shine through all her offerings. She is deeply versed in guiding a process that reveals the inherent wisdoms hidden within our obstacles and fears. She facilitates transformation!”

Lopön Charlotte Rotterdam, MA
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