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Counseling & Retreats

"Climb up to the cave. Crawl through the window of a dream. Sift through the desert and see what you find... Go gather bones." -Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés


Counseling | Retreats | Sacred Plants

Throughout time, people have gathered in caves for visioning, ritual, and prayer. They are places of mystery and deep reflection, offering an invitation to return to the Great Mother for primal nourishment and rebirth. The Cavewoman Way brings the cave journey to life through soulful events, Integrative Counseling, and Nature-Based Retreats plus specialty services like Cave Quests, Sacred Plant Medicine Trip Sitting, and Psychedelic Integration Coaching. Michelle Rigling, PhD offers in-person services in Chattanooga, TN as well as travel-based and virtual sessions by request.

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Michelle Wild Caving in Utah

Michelle Rigling, PhD

Michelle is doctorate-level Transpersonal Counselor, Certified Eco-Therapy Guide, and Trauma-Informed Sacred Plant Medicine Facilitator. She is a Board-certified Holistic Health Practitioner who offers counseling and events that integrate nature, depth psychology, and soul-centered practices. Her goal is to empower others as they reclaim their own life, reconnect with self and spirit, and navigate life's challenges in authentic ways. She holds space for hard questions, holistic recovery, spiritual questing, and whole-self healing.

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Artwork by Brian MacGregor, commissioned art for The Cavewoman Way, LLC and used with permission. 

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