Michelle Owaka Kabuye, PsyD
Description of Counselor/Practice
Coming to therapy is a courageous step! And I want to honor your courage. I believe that how we work together is an important part of your journey. So I work to create a warm, emotionally safe environment for you to share. Our relationship is used as the catalyst for your growth.
I can appreciate the need to talk to a person of color about difficulties that you are facing, and I will work with you to address racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity; living as a person of color in Seattle; acculturation; immigration concerns; being a "third culture kid;" or dealing with microaggressions. Furthermore if you want to incorporate your faith, I am trained to incorporate and discuss spirituality and religion. Conversely, I also make space to discuss trauma and pain experienced within a religious setting.
I work from an Interpersonal Psychotherapy theoretical orientation. And, I am trained in both short-term and long-term treatment approaches. Some of the common concerns that I have treated include depression, anxiety, work stress, relationship concerns, attachment issues, grief, vicarious trauma, trauma, disordered eating and body image. Some populations that I work with include helping professionals, such as medical and mental health providers; as well as busy professionals working to obtain work-life balance.