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Michaela Hopes

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Michaela completed her Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Buena Vista University. She received her bachelor’s degree in Social Work from the University of Northern Iowa.
Michaela specializes in Trauma Informed Care which has assisted her in prior experience working with individuals with a wide range of concerns. Michaela’s previous experience includes assisting individuals with chronic mental illness with integrating into the community independently, as well as provide inpatient psychiatric care to both adolescence and adults. While working inpatient, Mickey was trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. Most recently, Michaela has been working as a School-Based Mental Health Therapist. Michaela enjoys working with a wide range of clientele, her more specific areas of interest are:

  • Addiction
  • Anxiety/Depression
  • Personality Disorders
  • Communication & Conflict Resolution
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorders
  • Life Transitions
  • Family Transitions
  • Individuals and Families Impacted by Trauma
  • Sports/Performance Anxiety

What can you expect in therapy? When you meet with Michaela, you’ll feel heard, understood, and supported. Michaela believes in utilizing a strengths-based approach to therapy. Michaela believes in looking at the individual with a holistic lens, to allow the client to use their environment to aid in the therapeutic process. Michaela encourages clients to see their own strengths and empowers them through an empathetic approach. Therapy is a special and safe place in which you can explore your own experiences. Your story is as unique as you are. Therefore, you are in charge, but you are not alone.

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