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Service Philosophy

Transformation and healing happen when the whole self is seen, heard and valued - from our emotional, social, and physical selves to our spiritual, intuitive, and creative selves. Michelle will support you in reconnecting to your own wisdom while honoring your own beliefs and experiences. You will find relief, clarity, and a place to be fully yourself. No topic is off limits. The Cave is welcoming and affirming of all people, including all genders, identities and expressions. Read more about specific services below or contact Michelle to schedule a session.

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Private Session Rates

Effective 1/4/2022

Counseling, Coaching & Consultations:

Per hour: $95.00

3-Session Package: $240.00

Facilitation, Retreats & Training:

Rates vary. Contact Michelle to discuss.

Transpersonal Counseling 

 Transpersonal Counseling is a blend of depth psychology, traditional counseling, and alternative forms of healing such as energetic, somatic, and intuitive practices. At its core, Transpersonal Counseling helps people build intuitive and spiritual skills, reconnect to their body's wisdom, and remain mindful and intentional as they navigate life's challenges. Transpersonal Counseling is often a good match for people looking for an unconventional approach to healing or something beyond talk therapy. Counseling sessions are welcoming and affirming of all people, including all identities and expressions.

 

Transpersonal Counseling can help with:

-Stress and Anxiety

-Setting Boundaries

-Navigating Life Transitions

-Career Shifts and Burnout

-Self-Trust and Acceptance

-Self Care and Empowerment

-Identify Issues and Questions

-Spiritual Wellness 

-Releasing, Grieving, and Loss

-Mindfulness and Intentionality 

-Discernment and Decision Making

-Authentic Relationships

 When appropriate, other healing arts may be weaved into sessions, such as:

-Journaling

-Meditation and Visualization

-Personal Ceremony

-Transpersonal (Shamanic) Journeys

-Rhythm, Movement, or Drumming

-Intuitive Arts

-Dreamwork

Life Coaching

 It is common for clients to reach out when they feel unfulfilled, stuck, or overwhelmed, yet are not really sure why. Sometimes it's hard to know where to start. Michelle will walk beside you, ask insightful questions, and help you cultivate self awareness and mindfulness strategies that can help you stay in the moment as you explore your situation. Michelle can offer tools and resources that will improve your day-to-day life and support you in your healing journey. Michelle has over 10 years of professional, certified, Life/Wellness/Recovery Coaching experience and has worked with over 300 clients.

Esoteric Consultations

This unique service guides people, including children, in recognizing, connecting to, and understanding their spiritual gifts and experiences. Many of us are aware of our unique abilities and intuitive wisdom. For others, these abilities remain to be discovered (or rediscovered). From the child sees or feels angels, spirits, or ghosts, to the man who has clairvoyant or clairaudient abilities, to the woman who hears plants speaking to her, at so point people with such gifts or experiences are regarded as "weird", judged to be frauds, or told that what they are experiencing is not real. Sometimes it feels good just to share stories of these experiences. Michelle holds space for these stories. However, Michelle can also offer tools to help you discover or embrace your gifts, strengthen your abilities, and find deeper meaning in the experiences that you have.

Ceremony: Rituals & Sacred Celebrations

Ceremony is very special medicine that can offer an abundance of healing. Michelle works with people to create private personal rituals as well as sacred ceremonies and celebrations. Rituals can help us release what no longer serves us, reconnect to our inner Self or the Divine, and remember lost wisdom. For example, a self-forgiveness or self-acceptance ritual can be a powerful ally during times of uncertainty, loss, or life transitions (like divorce). Personal ritual and ceremony can also be incorporated into the process of healing from trauma or reclaiming one's body. Michelle also helps individuals craft rituals for themed retreats they are planning. She plans group ceremonies and rituals for Wheel of the Year holidays, New Moons and Full Moons, and rites of passage celebrations. She is an ordained Minister. Wedding Officiant services for those wanting a ceremony that is highly individualized, unconventional, spiritual/metaphysical, or a bit eccentric. 

Important Information about Trauma and Trauma-Informed Care

Counseling and services offered by The Cavewoman Way are trauma-informed, meaning that Michelle has an understanding of various types of trauma and trauma's effects on the body, mind, and spirit. Her education, experience with trauma-impacted individuals, and additional training enables her to modify the services she offers in a way that makes them sensitive to trauma's potential impact on an individual, regardless of the issue being addressed in counseling.

 

When it comes to trauma-specific care, Michelle's philosophy holds that healing from and releasing trauma is a multi-dimensional process. There are clinical, medical/psychiatric, somatic, and spiritual approaches to working through trauma. Many people experience transformation through a blend of two or more of these. While Transpersonal Counseling can be one piece of a person's healing journey, other treatment and support may be important to consider. For clients who have a primary goal of working through trauma or who are experiencing persistent trauma-related symptoms, Michelle often recommends trauma-specific therapy with an EMDR-certified licensed professional and/or Somatic Experiencing to support clients in their healing journey. Michelle can provide such referrals to ensure access to these options.

Contact Michelle for a phone consultation or to schedule your first session.