I had the desire placed in my heart very early on to help those struggling and unable to experience life at its best. I believe that no matter what it is that you are facing, with proper support it is not too big to be dealt with. Although you may feel alone in your situation, there is always hope and healing waiting for you if you just reach out.
I understand that seeking treatment can be a process fraught with complications and concerns but seeking treatment can be a life changing and rewarding process. My goal is to provide a safe environment where we can take part in the treatment process together to reach your goals. My approach is centered around your needs and treatment will be tailored as such. Your goals will serve as our guide and the path to healing will be bespoke to you. I look forward to working with you to in a calming, nonjudgmental, and engaging environment so you can leave therapy living a life with true agency.
Making the decision to attend therapy is difficult for most people. Regardless of what you are struggling with, the decision to ask for help is often very challenging. In reality, this choice is life changing. Life no longer has to be filled with depression, anxiety, traumatic memories, emotional numbing with substances, or coping skills that just seem like they are not working. Sometimes, we just need someone to listen. Collaboratively, we can strengthen your natural skills while implementing new ones. We can overcome the barriers that block you from having the motivation and energy to reach your personal goals.
How long has it been since you felt calm, productive, and connected to your best self? Maybe you’re trying to keep it together, but find it hard to even enjoy your days off. You're constantly on edge, second guessing yourself, and dreading work you used to love. You've tried talk therapy before, but just can’t shake specific incidents that have happened to you in the past. Finding the right therapist can make all the difference. Let’s talk. Whether it's your first time in therapy or you are ready to try something new, things can change. We go at your pace with weekly therapy or short-term intensives. Call for a free consultation.
It's exhausting to feel overwhelmed! Some days it feels like one more thing will push you over the edge. While you know that the constant state of stress is not healthy, you don't know what other options you have with everything that's on your plate. It could be from the stress of parenting, being a caregiver for a loved one, or just a life that feels unmanageable. It often feels impossible to appreciate or enjoy what you have because you are stuck with too much to handle on any given day. You know there's another way, but you haven't been able to consistently get there. You are frustrated and tired of feeling this way.
How do I choose the right therapist for me? What if I don't like my therapist? Aren't all therapist the same? Research continues to show that good fit is the most important factor to a successful outcome and choosing the right clinical expert is fundamental. Not all clinicians are the same. Education, experience and clinical expertise are distinguishing factors. My long time practice focuses on treating individuals and couples who are addressing stress management, relationship satisfaction, anxiety, depression, trauma, or phase of life adjustment such as divorce, parenting, teen parent relationship or school/work challenges.
You’re exhausted. You work hard to keep the people in your life happy, but you can’t help but feel unfulfilled, overwhelmed and unappreciated yourself. So, you try harder and give more, but it doesn’t feel like you’ll ever be enough. You keep up the façade that everything’s okay, but beneath the surface, you feel stuck in a prison of chronic guilt, worry and self-criticism. The constant swallowing of your own truth for others’ approval has left you empty. And the truth is, its lonely in there where no one sees the real you.
I am an experienced mental health therapist providing mental health services to children, youth, adults, and families of diverse backgrounds for over 12 years. I have mental health experience working with clients with depression, anxiety, teen issues, life transitions, and grief. I use an eclectic therapeutic approach, which allows me to use the most effective methods available to address each need.
Is it Time for Sexual Harmony in Your Life? Whether you or your loved one is dealing with personal sexual issues that seem insurmountable or recovering from a physical trauma; when you have sat alone with your worry and pain until you think there is no hope, you need to talk to someone who can help in a safe and nurturing environment, I can help you. - Improving intimacy and sexuality within your relationship - Sexual impact of medical conditions - Sexual/Spiritual conflicts - Sexual obsessions - Sexual orientation issues - Intimacy & aging - Women's groups
Are you the spouse of a law enforcement officer who is constantly caught between needing connection with your partner while also respecting the burdens he carries from his work? Even when your spouse comes home, he’s not fully present with you and your family, remaining distant and hard to connect with. You manage your home, show up to events solo, and endure the ups and downs of shift rotations because you love your partner, but deep down feel resentful that he isn’t available to you the way you need him to be. All of this is just made harder by the unknowns of the job and the anxiety of knowing if he’ll come home at all.
Making the decision to start counseling is often difficult, and I would be honored to work with you in re-designing a lifestyle where you can experience more positivity, strength, and growth. Each therapeutic relationship is different, and I truly appreciate working with people who are authentic, sincere, open to sharing and receiving insights, and are able to trust the process as one of healing, enlightenment, and empowerment. Life can be challenging, but I believe we all want happier and healthier relationships, and the best place to start is on the relationship we have with ourselves. We will work together so that you can thrive.
Over 15 years I have developed a warm direct approach to therapy, while helping people heal persistent emotional and behavioral problems. I strive to build a friendly atmosphere encouraging a sense of security and hope, evaluating each person’s unique experience in a confidential and non-judgmental way. My goal is to foster a sincere relationship based on trust and compassion, which helps a client/s to overcome the anxiety of sharing their deepest thoughts, feelings and experiences. This redeeming process enables a person to understand and overcome emotional adversity resulting in a sense of relief, accomplishment, and growth.
Deciding to seek therapy is a difficult and personal decision that I take very seriously. I believe that therapy is a collaborative process in which therapist and client work together to develop a relationship of trust and safety. I am a compassionate, energetic, and empathetic professional and have a strong commitment to the individuals and families with whom I work. I am dedicated to helping you understand the challenges you or your loved one is facing and to developing a plan of action to better support you through these challenges.
I am Dr. Michelle Linquist and I am excited about the possibility of working with you! I obtained my Doctoral Degree in clinical psychology at Pepperdine University, and I have been licensed since 2017. I completed my pre-doctoral internship at Jerry L. Pettis VA in Loma Linda, CA where I worked with veterans with PTSD, anxiety, depression, and substance abuse problems. I accrued my post-doctoral training through California Parenting Institute in Santa Rosa and St. John's Program for Real Change in Sacramento. This training afforded me the opportunity to work with families and homeless women with a variety of mental health problems.
The search for a therapist can be difficult, so I am very glad you're here. I thoroughly enjoy working with children, adolescents, and families as well as adults. I incorporate parenting support into each session in order to best support both you and your child, making sure to meet your individual needs. I also have a passion for helping support new mothers and their partners through pregnancy, postpartum, and into parenting while they learn to balance life with children. I also provide individual therapy to adults with a myriad of needs including depression, anxiety, general life stressors, and trauma.
Hello. Welcome to my Psychology Today website. Many people face challenges in their relationships with a loved one, a friend or at work and sometimes with concerns related to personal goals or careers. If you are like most people these challenges may leave you feeling overwhelmed, depressed or anxious! You may be wanting to talk with someone you can trust; someone from whom you can really get help. Most people find that speaking with a Counselor who understands their situation and who has the experience to provide them with insight and specific skills can help to gently guide them to the peace and happiness they want and deserve.
Relief from distress. Initially this is what brings most people into therapy. Emotional pain is difficult to express and can feel isolating. Making the first move to get help for your anxiety, depression, self loathing or communication problems requires that you trust the therapist at the other end. I hope that a personal, caring approach can help you put your life in order. Your immediate concerns and goals are my primary interest.
I see children, adolescents, and adults in individual therapy who are struggling with a variety of issues, including depression, anxiety, relationship problems, life cycle challenges, and trauma. At times the way people try to cope with and manage their past or present difficulties create additional barriers to feeling good, and fulfilling their hopes and goals. As a conscientious, professional, and compassionate clinician, I strive to provide a therapeutic relationship in which together we can think about, understand and help you work through those feelings and thoughts that are troubling, confusing and worrisome, and are perhaps getting in your way.
As your therapist, my focus is on improving your quality of life. Whether your past haunts you or your life overwhelms you, I will help you in developing healthy ways of coping and achieving more balance in your life. That is how my therapy works. I can help you find your way.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Granite Bay are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Granite Bay then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Granite Bay, or Child Psychologists in Granite Bay.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Granite Bay psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Granite Bay specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.