Hi, my name is Michelle!  I have been working with families in crisis since 2003. 

My counseling journey started with the passion to help others as a teenager when a life crisis resulted in others helping me and my family.  That passion led to a Bachelors in Psychology from the University of Central Florida in 2006.  And from there, the amazing privilege of completing a Masters in Marriage & Family Counseling and a Masters in Christian Education from Southwestern Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas in 2013.  

Upon returning home to Central Florida, I have served individuals, couples and families with a variety of concerns, including anxiety, depression, loss, parenting, relationships, work stress, etc.  In 2016, a family member walked through a mental health crisis and we went through the gammet of mental health services.  At that time, I began personally researching the brain, the impact of trauma, and the components of psychosis. This research led to the completeion of training in EMDR, Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing, a treatment specifically targeting the resolution of trauma. 

In 2018, I became severely ill and was introduced to the world of functional medicine.  This opened up the fascinating study of psychosmatic illness (physical symptoms that come from a psychological root), the gut-brain connection, the trauma-auto immune relationship, and lifestyle treatment strategies.  

If these experiences and training resonate with you, then it is my absolute pleasure to walk alongisde of you in your healing journey.  

 

Michelle Bowers
Counseling Services

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