I blend cognitive, behavioral, and other evidenced based approaches to utilize a variety of styles and techniques to incorporate what will be most helpful for each individual and couple. Initially, therapy can be a difficult process. Each client thinks, feels and interprets things differently. Everyone has problems, and my job is to help people understand, confront and resolve their own individual problems. I expect my clients to be honest and challenge themselves to confront their issues and want to improve their lives. I’ve been described as easy to talk to, a good listener, understanding, helpful, down to earth, fun loving, funny, nonjudgmental, creative, and knowledgeable. I’ve had over 12 years of experience specializing in:
- Anxiety/Panic Disorders
- Marriage Counseling Orange County
- Family Therapy
Q: What do I have to do in order for therapy to be successful?
A: Very important question. You must take an active part in YOUR treatment. We will discuss thoughts and behaviors that may need to change. Therapy calls for a very active effort on you and/or your family’s part in working towards identified goals. In order for therapy to be successful, it is important for you and/or your child/adolescent to be open to change and to be honest about life history, thoughts, feelings, and experiences. This means coming to all scheduled sessions, participating in all scheduled sessions, and working on goals between sessions, including taking part in homework assignments.
Michelle Sargent, LMFT 18302 Irvine Blvd Tustin, CA 92780