Westlake Village Therapy: Call: (805) 824-4428
Welcome to the therapy practice of Michelle Gross
I'm Here to Listen
I would describe myself as kind, patient and dedicated to helping others. It is my goal to be an educator, a support, a role model and an inspiration to my clients. In therapy, I hope to help my clients to believe in themselves and their resources within themselves.
I hope you find my website informative and helpful!
My practice includes individuals, families and couples. I have a passion for working with teens and young adults! I have specialized in working with eating disordered individuals since 1995. I also have expertise in adoption related issues. I love helping all of my clients, whether it be improving their relationships, teaching healthy coping skills, educating them on communication skills, assisting them in improving their self-esteem or helping them to develop a healthy relationship with food and their bodies.
My experience enables me to offer effective outpatient, individualized, psychological care. I treat a number of mental health disorders, and provide a neutral ground to individuals, families, and couples.
I am a highly-qualified professional with over 25 years of experience in private practice, hospital, residential and independent outpatient settings. Areas of focus include:
Adoption Related Issues (specialization)
Anxiety and Depression
Communication and Life Skills
Eating Disorders (specialization)
Trauma and PTSD (certified in EMDR)
I promise to be there for you every step of your journey. My goal is to help you grow from your struggles, heal from your depression and pain, and move forward to where you want to be in your life.
My focus is to help individuals heal, energize, and become aware of their inner strengths. I achieve this by providing a neutral safe space, listening to your concerns, and customizing a treatment plan.
Depression, fear, and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience at some point in our lives. Through counseling and treatment, we are able to help you recover motivation, perspective, and joy that you once had in your life.
Many individuals can experience symptoms associated with painful and traumatic circumstances. Anxiety, fear, and hopelessness are a few emotions that can linger after post -traumatic events. In your psychotherapy sessions, I can help you overcome these symptoms and guide you through the process of grief and healing. I am certified in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR). This treatment alleviates the distress associated with traumatic memories.
Relationship counseling can be beneficial to couples who are looking to strengthen their emotional connection in all stages of their relationship. Psychotherapy sessions are held with both couples and individuals in a supportive place to discuss issues and solutions to better strengthen your relationship.
Eating disorders are painful for those who suffer. Preoccupation with food or calories and fear about weight gain can be exhausting, Body dysmorphia and poor self- image can all be improved with specialized treatment. It's time to love yourself again!!
Adoption impacts all members of the adoption triad. Whether you are a birth parent, adoptive parent, adopted or a loved one of these individuals, understanding the unique experiences adoption creates is so very important!!!!
Teens face unique struggles as they navigate social interactions, face academic pressures, discover their unique qualities separate from their families, struggle with self-esteem and work towards becoming independent. Social media, opportunities to use substances and peer pressures to fit in make this time especially challenging.
During this time one might be adjusting from being in school to starting fresh with jobs and friendships. Young adults are presented with so many decisions about career choices and marriage, This is an exciting yet frightening time of change and growth.
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2659 Townsgate Road, Suite 207, Westlake Village, California 91361, United States
Mon-Fri: 9:00 am - 8 pm
Sat: Emergencies Only