Michelle M. Pliske

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, RPT-S

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Michelle M. Pliske, MSW, LCSW, RPT-S, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Hillsboro
(503) 925-3118 Website

Michelle M. Pliske

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, RPT-S


Location

Firefly Institute
4950 NE Belknap Ct
Suite 205
Hillsboro, Oregon 97124
(503) 925-3118

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I work with individuals and families across the lifespan creating a space where everyone has the ability to make sense of their world. My specialty areas include child development, trauma, anxiety, grief and chronic medial issues with a play therapy room designed for expressive therapies. I am certified in trauma informed services, EMDR for children and adults and am a professor teaching within the field of counseling, theory and social policy. I do offer support groups throughout the year on a variety of topics. I provide clinical supervision for mental health professionals seeking licensing or play therapy certification.

Play therapy offers the child an environment of safety. If children are able to say what they think or how they feel through toys/art/sand/media with someone who can translate their behavior and facilitate the process, they will respond positively and can successfully work through their presenting issues.

I have credentialing in EMDR, expressive therapies (play therapy supervisor RPT-S, children's yoga) and certification in trauma informed services. I am certified in adoption and foster care issues and work in conjunction with a canine therapy dog "Apollo" with certification in Animal Assisted Therapy.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 6 Years
  • School: Portland State University
  • Year Graduated: 2010
  • License and State: L5487 Oregon

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $120+
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Bridgespan Health Company
  • Cigna
  • Crime Victims Compensation
  • FamilyCare
  • Health Advocate EAP
  • Health Net
  • Healthy Kids Connect
  • Kaiser (Out-of-Network)
  • MHN
  • Medicaid
  • Moda Health
  • OHP Open Card
  • Optum
  • PacifiCare
  • PacificSource
  • Premera
  • Providence
  • Regence
  • UMR
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • ValueOptions
  • WellPoint
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Degree: University of Denver / Animal Assisted Human Health
  • Year graduated: 2016
  • Certificate: Association for Play Therapy / RPT-S
  • Certificate Date: 2016

Michelle M. Pliske's Groups

Kids Yoga Program

The kids yoga series is facilitated by Firefly staff who are credentialed and trained in play therapy and children's yoga instruction. We use adventure stories and play to guide children through a yoga class designed just for them. Each adventure introduces yoga poses and integrates the practices of play and art therapy techniques for helping children develop social skills, emotion regulation skills and improve peer relationships. Current programming includes two curriculum's: divorce and changing family systems and BIG feelings (anxiety, depression, anger, etc). Some insurances may be billed to cover the cost of services.

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Restorative Yoga for Tweens and Teens

This yoga class is designed to help support adolescents Yoga is a great way to help tweens and teens connect to their changing bodies and learn how to manage their stress and emotions. This class will be lead by Firefly child and teen therapit who also has 8 years of experience teaching yoga and meditation to children and adults. Sarah has trained with Karma Kids Yoga and the World Yoga Center in NYC, and has been bringing mindfulness practices to her clients for over 5 years.

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Location

Firefly Institute
4950 NE Belknap Ct
Suite 205
Hillsboro, Oregon 97124
(503) 925-3118

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Parenting
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Acute or Chronic Illness in the Family
  • Adoption
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Transgender
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus

Age
  • Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Children's Yoga
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • EMDR
  • Eclectic
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Expressive Arts
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Group Therapy
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Play Therapy
  • Sandplay
  • Somatic
  • Strength-Based
  • Supervision Services
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Family
  • Group

Links

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Last Modified: 24 May 2019
Michelle M. Pliske, MSW, LCSW, RPT-S, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Hillsboro

Michelle M. Pliske

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, RPT-S