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Psychotherapy, consultation and/or training are an investment in yourself and/or your business that often have invaluable pay-offs in increased life satisfaction, happiness, and productivity.   What is of greatest value to Michelle is that clients tell her they feel comfortable, safe, understood and inspired by the work they do with her.  Therefore, she believes in offering affordable interventions and will provide referrals to other professionals when appropriate.

FEES

PSYCHOTHERAPY: Michelle does have standard psychotherapy fees; however it’s best to discuss fees when you contact her to determine what is feasible for you. Psychotherapy sessions typically are 50 minutes and are usually held once a week; however, you may decide to increase or decrease the frequency of sessions depending on the presenting issue.  
CONSULTING, SPEAKING, TRAINING:  In consulting, speaking, and Continued Education (CE) trainings, Michelle will attempt to work within your budget and make fees match your needs. Consultations or trainings vary in length from one hour to week long offerings depending on the needs of your business. 
PAYMENT
Checks, cash or pay in advance via paypal are acceptable. 

INSURANCE: Psychotherapy sessions may be covered in part by your PPO insurance. Most HMO insurance does not allow you to see an out of network provider.  Michelle will be happy to provide you with a monthly statement of services rendered (a superbill) if you wish to seek reimbursement from your insurance company.  It is advisable that you contact your insurance prior and ask the following questions:

  • Do I have mental health coverage?
  • Do I need insurance authorization or pre-approval before obtaining services?
  • What percentage of my bill will be covered for services obtained by an out-of-network provider?
  • How many sessions will be covered per calendar year?
  • What is my deductible and has it been met?

 

email: info@michelle-post.com
Tel: (310) 927-5611
Copyright © Michelle Post

Michelle's main office is in West Los Angeles. At times, hospital or house visits are possible when circumstances warrant it. Evening appointments are available.
For consultation and training, Michelle is available to travel locally, nationally, and internationally depending on your budget.



Herman Hesse: “I can give you nothing that had not already its origins with in yourself.
I can throw open no picture gallery but your own. I can help to make your own world visible.
That is all.”

When you work with Michelle Post, LMFT, you can expect:

1. Humor when the time is right. Laughter is the best medicine. Client quotes:
“I’m so glad Michelle is normal” (nurse) or “Thanks for being cool!” (teen) or “her style is
humorous and informed” (workshop attendee) . Having a sense of humor about self and life,
brings some lightheartedness to the heartfelt work of psychotherapy.

2. Goals & Respect. A therapist is a guide who will walk with you on your journey, assisting
you in accomplishing your goals. Therapy goals are set together, and respect for your
journey is vital because ultimately you determine the outcome.

3. Customized services. Each client is different in personality, preferences, relationships
and goals. Michelle has over 13 years of experience working with children and teens 3 to 18,
young adults facing college and career choices, adults in mid-life or in their senior years,
and businesses. What works for 4, 18, or 72 year old clients or a small verses large
business is very different. Therefore, your services are customized based on your needs
and wants, your age and stage in life, your challenges and comfort level.

4. Professionalism, Integrity & Experience. Michelle’s credentials are available on the about Michelle page.

5. Confidentiality. Marriage and Family Therapists are bound by a legal and ethical code
not to release any of your information or the things you discuss with anyone else without
your written consent. Even the youngest of clients will reveal more and benefit more from
therapy when they know their privacy will be kept.




1. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy = more effective and longer lasting results than medication

2. Art Therapy or Creative Techniques activate the same part of the brain on CT Scans that
is activated when the body is healing. These techniques begin to restore the mind-bod
connection and help heal.

3. Stress has been linked to numerous health problems: high blood pressure, heart disease,
back pain, ulcers, gastro-intestinal problems and more.

4. Presenteeism is when you or your staff go to work but are not truly engaged,
motivated, or cognitively present. It causes as much or more loss of profits and/or costly
mistakes as losses from absenteeism. Michelle's interventions build intrinsic motivation
and team-centered success.

5. Changes in family or work life such as entrances and exits (for example, marriages,
births, graduations, moving, job changes/reorganizations, divorces, deaths, etc.) are times
when individuals or businesses are in high stress.

Michelle's services can help you through challenges in your life or business

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