Michelle M. Pliske

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

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Michelle M. Pliske

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


Location

Offers online therapy

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

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Announcement icon Individual, family and group sessions are being offered via telehealth. Please see my website or contact my office at 503-560-5822
I work with individuals and families across the lifespan both in person and via telehealth formats. My specialty areas include child development, trauma, anxiety, grief & loss and chronic medial issues. I have a play therapy room designed for expressive therapies and family systems work. I am certified in trauma, EMDR for children and adults and am faculty at the institute teaching in trauma informed care, play therapy, clinical supervision and animal assisted human health. My work involves complex divorce and reunification therapy. I provide clinical supervision for 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 multiple therapy dogs with certification in Animal Assisted Therapy.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $40 - $120
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna | Aetna Coventry
  • Anthem
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Crime Victims Compensation
  • Health Advocate
  • Health Net
  • Healthy Kids Connect
  • Kaiser (Out-of-Network)
  • MHN | Health Net
  • MHN | Health Net
  • Moda Health
  • Optum
  • PacificSource
  • Premera
  • Providence
  • Regence
  • UMR
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
  • Out of Network
The Firefly Institute has a care coordination team to help you navigate the complexities of the insurance industry, eligibility and benefits
Email me or call (503) 925-3118 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 11 Years
  • License: Oregon / L5487
  • School: University of Pennsylvania Doctorate in Clinical Social Work Practice
  • Year Graduated: 2020

Additional Credentials

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

Michelle M. Pliske's Groups

Express Yourself Through DBT: Teen Skills Group

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a cognitive behavioral treatment that is effective in treating a wide range of disorders such as anxiety, depression, substance use, self-harming behaviors, adjustment to major life changes, relationships, and depression). Firefly brings DBT to life through integration of expressive arts. Curriculum uses a DBT framework with the conjunction of creativity. DBT skills groups include four sets of behavioral skills. Mindfulness, Emotional Regulation, Interpersonal Effectiveness & Distress Tolerance

More about this group

Location

Firefly Institute
4950 NE Belknap Ct
Suite 205
Hillsboro, OR 97124
(503) 925-3118
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

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

Client Focus

Age
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Toddler
Communities
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

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

Links

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Last Modified: 15 Sep 2021
Michelle M. Pliske, DSW, LCSW, RPT-S, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Hillsboro
Michelle M. Pliske

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