Michelle Foy is a local, bilingual Spanish/English, psychotherapist who has extensive experience working with San Diego families, children, and adults of all ages in various settings. She has practical experience in working with stressed families with parenting difficulties, co-parenting conflict, foster children, and domestic violence.
Today's fast paced and demanding world can lead to Anxiety and Michelle specializes in neurobiological and cognitive behavioral approaches to teach clients skills to manage anxiety and panic in a brief number of sessions.
Trauma informed therapies are another specialty Michelle excels at because of her understanding of how trauma shapes lives and living at our best requires challenging traumas we have experienced. Anxiety, Panic, PTSD, Depression, and Postpartum Depression are associated with trauma and Michelle provides a safe place and guidance to process and overcome trauma, which is the essence of a therapeutic relationship.
With a unique background in pediatric and adult physical therapy, Michelle enjoys working with children and adults with disabilities including Chronic Pain, ADHD, Asperger's, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, Muscular Dystrophy, and other disabilities.
Michelle's primary training is in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Polyvagal Perspective, Motivational Interviewing, Attachment Therapy, Play Therapy, and Triple P Positive Parenting for parents with children, adolescents, children with special needs, and for co-parenting.
Michelle received her Master of Social Work at San Diego State University and is active in the SDSU Social Work Alumni Chapter.