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Michelle Peralta

Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern

Michelle is a passionate therapist committed to guiding individuals toward mental wellness and personal growth. Michelle’s journey in the field of mental health began after acquiring a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University. With experience working in both inpatient and outpatient treatment programs, she has had the privilege of supporting individuals facing a range of challenges, including depression, anxiety, mood disorders, substance abuse, post-traumatic stress, and anger management. Since then, she has pursued a passion for holistic healing, integrating various techniques and approaches into her practice. Michelle's therapeutic style incorporates a skills-based approach, drawing from the principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior and Motivational Interviewing. Through this approach, she empowers her clients with practical skills and tools to achieve their goals.

Therapeutic Specialties

Anxiety Disorders, Coping Skills, Depression, Peer Relationships, Self Esteem, Trauma - PTSD, Women's Issues, Stress Management, Life Transitions, Anger Management, Substance use

What is important to you, for your client to feel, when working with you?

I strive to create an environment in the therapy room where my clients feel genuinely seen, heard, safe, and understood.

Who do you believe you are for a client as they manage their problems?

I believe my role is to serve as a mirror for my clients, guiding them in recognizing and understanding patterns within themselves, fostering self-awareness and growth.

What drives your passion for seeing clients?

My own transformative mental health journey serves as the driving force behind my passion for working with clients on their individual paths to wellness.

How do you believe clients "get better"?

I believe that clients “get better” when they become aware of how their thoughts and behaviors impact their daily lives and choose to take positive action based on that awareness.

Mental Health Department

Michelle Peralta

Education

Florida Gulf Coast University, Bachelors in Marketing

Nova Southeastern University, Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Client Age Range

Children (6-12), Teens (13-17), Adult (+18), Geriatric (65+)

Languages Spoken

English

Personal Hobbies

When I'm not working, I enjoy spending time at home with my fiancé, and our three dogs Brady, Anakin, and Daisy.

“When we deny our emotion, it owns us. When we own our emotion, we can rebuild and find our way through the pain.” - Brené Brown

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