Counselor | Ceremonialist | Cavelorist
Michelle Rigling is doctorate-level Transpersonal Counselor, Certified Eco-Therapy Guide, and Trauma-Informed Sacred Plant Medicine Facilitator. She is a Board-Certified Holistic Health Practitioner with a private practice in Chattanooga, TN. She offers counseling and events that integrate nature, depth psychology, ancient wisdom, and soul-centered practices. Her goal is to empower others to 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.
"Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?"
Michelle's work is the culmination of over 14 years of professional social work, continuous education in trauma-informed mental health, and years of nature-centered spiritual and wellness event planning. She is board certified and devotes time each year to continued education in neuropsychology and trauma-informed counseling, as well as advancing her skills as a ceremonialist through trainings and apprenticeships.
PhD Transpersonal Counseling
M.Sc. Transpersonal Counseling
MBA Business Administration
BS Metaphysical Sciences
OM Wisdom of the Heart Church
Certifications & Training
Certified Eco-Therapy Guide
Dialectal Behavior Therapy, PC
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, PC
IAW Life Coach, Int. Certification
Liberating Structures, Facilitator
Family Systems, Group Facilitator
HealthRhythms, Drum Facilitator
Herbal Body Shamanics ©
WRAP © Facilitator
Teaching Plants Training with Hya Lee, Cherokee Elder
6 Month Hapé Apprenticeship with Chief Haru (Kuntanawa Nation)
In-person training with Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés
Supervision under a Child Trauma Academy Fellow
CPS © Training with Dr. Stuart Ablon
Teaching at various conferences including the New Orleans Trauma Conference, the Crescent City Trauma Conference, and The Midsouth Women's Herbal Conference
"Let us push on now, and remember ourselves back to the wild soul."
-Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés