Michelle Grunkemeyer, MS
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I am a trained trauma therapist experienced in working with complex PTSD, developmental trauma, depression, anxidty and life transitions. I work with clients 18 and up.
My friends and clients describe be as quiet, warm, authentic, and very intuitive, and that I have a rye sense of humor. From Clifton Strengths my top ten strengths include Achiever, Relator, Restorative, Input, Intellection, and Learner.
Our beginning work is strength focused – what are those super powers you bring? What skills did you develop to survive the unsurvivable? Working together, we identify strengths and understand that we’ll use them to go on. I often will use assessments to identify your top five strengths from Clifton Strengths, and your Meyer-Briggs identification and your attachment styles.
All this information is used to help formulate a treatment plan – clients’ goals and how to obtain them. We work collaboratively – I practice “client-centered” therapy. We work to untangle lies and limits and fears to restore back to you the lives you were intended to have. And then you grow and transform into the best versions of yourselves that is where my coaching skills come into play – from functioning to fully thriving.
I have been married for over 30 years and have raised 4 kids through their mid twenties and have school age children at home. I am a voracious reader, especially science fiction. My favorite books are "The Martian" by Andy Weir and "The Story of Your Life" by Ted Chiang. I love cooking especially ethnic foods like Greek, Indian and Arabic. I am a life-long learner and look forward to taking college classes for fun when I get older.
Specialties & Clinical Interests
- Alcohol Or Drug Use/Addictions
- Borderline Personality Disorder
- Grief & Loss
- Mental Health Professionals
- Phobias & Fears
- Sexual Abuse
- Substance Use Disorders
- Trauma & Ptsd
- Women's Issues