Michelle Dugas

Counselor, MA, LPC-S, LMHC

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Michelle Dugas, MA, LPC-S, LMHC, Counselor in Niceville
(850) 608-0524

Michelle Dugas

Counselor, MA, LPC-S, LMHC


Location

Carpenter House
4400 East Highway 20
Niceville, Florida 32578
(850) 608-0524

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Additional Location

Santa Rosa Beach, Florida 32459
(850) 462-4769

With 12 years of experience as a clinician and more than 30 years of experience in Christian ministry, I am equipped to deal with a broad spectrum of clients and their unique concerns. My areas of expertise are trauma recovery, depression and anxiety, OCD, grief counseling, marriage issues, and adolescent issues. My passion is to guide individuals and couples through life's hurts and trauma to recovery and healing.

My counseling career began in New Orleans, LA after Hurricane Katrina. I have extensive training in trauma counseling and draw from the modalities of EMDR, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused CBT, DBT, Sand Tray Therapy and Solution-Focused Therapy. I am also a trained Prepare/Enrich counselor. My preferred clients are adolescents and adults.

I want to provide a safe refuge for those who have been devastated by one or more of life’s tragic moments. Life is hard. Many people carry around secrets creating so much shame and pain. At any moment, we can experience a crisis when the unexpected happens. We all suffer. Healing is possible but it takes time. Let's walk this journey to recovery together.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 13 Years
  • School: New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Year Graduated: 2008
  • License and State: MH16094 Florida

Finances

Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Beacon
  • TRICARE
  • UnitedHealthcare
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Membership: American Association of Christian Counselors
  • Member Since: 2007
  • Membership: American Psychology Association
  • Member Since: 2018

Location

Carpenter House
4400 East Highway 20
Niceville, Florida 32578
(850) 608-0524

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Other Location +

Additional Location

Santa Rosa Beach, Florida 32459
(850) 462-4769
Specialties
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Marital and Premarital
Issues
  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Grief
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychosis

Client Focus

Faith: Christian
Age
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Christian Counseling
  • Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors -
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • EMDR
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family Systems
  • Gottman Method
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Sandplay
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Video/Skype
  • Online Counseling

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Last Modified: 20 Jul 2019
Michelle Dugas, MA, LPC-S, LMHC, Counselor in Niceville

Michelle Dugas

Counselor, MA, LPC-S, LMHC