About Michelle Wright

I am a Licensed Profession Counselor Intern who primarily works with children, adolescents, and women. I have specialized training in child-centered play therapy, sand-tray therapy, and parent-child interaction therapy.

True Gratefulness

"Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously.  All things have contributed to your advancement, so you would include all things in your gratitude." -Ralph Waldo Emerson Gratitude is an emotion similar to thankfulness.  What many do not understand is that gratitude comes from within [Read more...]

What Is Sand Tray Therapy?

Sand tray therapy is a treatment modality that is used concurrently with most kinds of therapies. It is most beneficial when working with children, couples, and individuals that have experienced trauma. The elements of the sand tray process are therapeutic because they promote communication, play, and  relationship. The Elements of Sand Tray There are seven [Read more...]

By |2018-11-12T16:43:59+00:00November 6th, 2018|Adult Counseling, Anxiety, Coping Skills, Depression, Life Balance, Mental Health, Motivation, Self-care, Suicide|Comments Off on What Is Sand Tray Therapy?

The Healing Power of Tears

"There is sacredness in tears. Tears are not the mark of weakness, but of power.  They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues.  They are messengers of overwhelming grief, and unspeakable love." -Washington Irving Tears are the body’s release of stress, sadness, grief, anxiety, and frustration. Crying purges the body of pent up emotion, pain, [Read more...]

By |2018-10-18T16:08:53+00:00October 18th, 2018|Adult Counseling, Anger, Anxiety, Coping Skills, Depression, Grief, Life Balance, Mental Health, Self-care, Stress|Comments Off on The Healing Power of Tears

Disability Awareness Month

There are currently 40 million Americans living with a disability.  People with disabilities of working age are employed at a rate below the general population.  One particular physical disability that hits close to home for me is Spina Bifida- a congenital defect in which part of the spinal cord and its meninges are exposed through [Read more...]

By |2018-10-07T14:08:31+00:00October 7th, 2018|Adult Counseling, Anxiety, Family, Friendship, Mental Health, Motivation, Self-Esteem, Stress|Comments Off on Disability Awareness Month

You Don’t Have To Wait For Things to Get “That Bad”

World champion swimmer, Michael Phelps, is one of the most successful athletes of all time. He's said, “You don’t have to wait for it to get that bad. Therapy isn’t just for people struggling with serious mental illness, you can reach out at any time you think that you need help.  It’s proven to work.” [Read more...]

By |2018-10-01T14:49:52+00:00October 1st, 2018|Adult Counseling, Anxiety, Childrens Counseling, Christian Counseling, Coping Skills, Couples Counseling, Depression, Men's Issues, Mental Health, Motivation, Self-care, Stress, Teen Counseling, Women's Issues|Comments Off on You Don’t Have To Wait For Things to Get “That Bad”

How to Beat the Monday Blues

Numerous individuals spend Sunday in a state of “dread” over the upcoming Monday. Anxiety is felt as work, school, projects, and deadlines flood our brains. So, what can we do about this?  Is there any way to pull ourselves out of this weekly downhill spiral? Mindfulness Mindfulness is a great option when attempting to combat Monday Blues. If [Read more...]

By |2018-09-21T12:06:00+00:00September 10th, 2018|Adult Counseling, Anxiety, Life Balance, Mental Health, Motivation, Self-care, Stress|Comments Off on How to Beat the Monday Blues

The True Definition of Forgiveness

The first step to understanding forgiveness is learning what it means. Forgiveness is willfully abandoning resentment and related responses relevant to past wrongdoings.  Forgiveness is based on the moral principle of beneficence, including compassion, unconditional worth, generosity, and moral love. Genuine forgiveness does not include condoning, justifying, forgetting, or excusing hurtful behavior. There is no [Read more...]

By |2018-10-11T08:20:45+00:00August 21st, 2018|Mental Health, Motivation, Self-Esteem|Comments Off on The True Definition of Forgiveness

Helping Children Cope With Separation and Divorce

Going through a separation or divorce is emotional for both adults and children. Children frequently do not understand the reason or meaning behind a divorce, thus creating confusion, anger, and stress.  Oftentimes, children will internalize the blame for problems that led to the divorce. Their left with unjustified feelings of shame, guilt, and self blame.  [Read more...]

By |2018-10-11T11:59:06+00:00August 7th, 2018|Adult Counseling, Anger, Anxiety, Boundaries, Childrens Counseling, Communication, Coping Skills, Family, Mental Health, Motivation, Parenting, Stress, Teen Counseling|Comments Off on Helping Children Cope With Separation and Divorce

The Power of Loneliness

  Isn’t it unusual that a world more virtually connected than ever before is also the loneliest? Loneliness is defined as a complex and unpleasant emotion in response to isolation. Many times, loneliness includes feelings of anxiety and a lack of connection or communication with other beings. The ironic thing about loneliness is that is [Read more...]

By |2018-07-24T07:58:18+00:00July 23rd, 2018|Adult Counseling, Anxiety, Depression, Life Balance, Mental Illness, Motivation, Self-care, Self-Esteem, Stress, Suicide|Comments Off on The Power of Loneliness

It’s Time To Make a Change

We’ve all struggled with that one particular goal that is left unmet. For some, the change might be losing weight. For others, it is a bad habit they would like to break. The real question is, why is it so hard to make a change? Change is difficult!  It is necessary to understand how it [Read more...]

By |2018-10-11T12:16:53+00:00July 19th, 2018|Adult Counseling, Anger, Anxiety, Communication, Depression, Life Balance, Motivation, Stress|Comments Off on It’s Time To Make a Change