Half Moon Bay, CA


Michelle MFT, offers 1:1 sessions for couples, intensives, and Communication Workshops for all couples. She also leads Marriage Prep 101 Workshops for Engaged, Newly Married, or Seriously Dating couples for those interested in Bay Area premarital counseling.

Michelle is also a certified Enneagram teacher, which is one of the many tools she uses to help couples understand and transform relationship patterns. A pioneer and leading expert of combining Couples Therapy with the Enneagram, she is been a guest speaker at conferences and podcasts, enlightening others on how to help more couples using this fascinating personality system.

A graduate in The Developmental Model of Couples Therapy – Advanced Level, Michelle is a go-to person on the Couples Institute staff for professional trainings. In addition to teaching advanced classes as well as providing consultations and trainings to therapists, Michelle has been a local and national speaker for several professional associations, including PESI.com and CAMFT, on how to help more couples.

Michelle helps couples reach their goals using latest advancements in differentiation and neuroscience, which ranks among one of the leading applications in psychotherapy. Her clients appreciate her wisdom, insight and the expertise she’s gained from years of learning from some of the top leading experts in the world.

Half Moon Bay



  • Improving your communication skills
  • Pre-marital issues

Clinical Approach: Developmental Model
Years of Experience: 15+

  • LMFT (Licensed Marriage Family Therapist) Marriage and Family Therapist/Counselor (LMFT)
    All well-trained relationship specialists seek to offer advice, feedback, observations, and homework to help your relationship evolve.

    Therapists and counselors have mandatory educational and licensing requirements that are determined by the state or country in which they practice. Obtaining this license requires a Masters degree which takes approximately two years of post graduate study. The license also requires 3000 hours of supervised work and passing written exams.

    Counselors and therapists may make situational determinations about how deep to go into the personal history of each partner. They may seek to help you see where certain unhelpful patterns of behavior originated.
  • LMFT CA #48603


  • Developmental Model of Couples Therapy
  • Developmental Model of Couples Therapy Advanced
  • Certified Enneagram Teacher
  • Owner of Marriage Prep 101 Workshops for engaged, seriously dating or newlywed couples


  • English
  • California
  • United States
  • Telehealth (virtual)


  • Virtual