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Michaela Liskey, M.A. LCMHC, NCC

Resident in Counseling

My first day in the office is August 21, 2023

Seeking therapy requires vulnerability and courage as well as a deep desire to be authentically seen and heard. I am dedicated to providing you with a comfortable, confidential, non-judgmental, and safe environment to explore your feelings, ideas, and experiences. I use a client-centered approach and focus on interpersonal processes and relationships, trauma and attachment, and cultural and environmental contexts to understand you in an authentic way. I view every person as unique and valuable and strive to meet you where you are in your journey of self-exploration while helping you discover opportunities for change.

 

I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in North Carolina and am transferring my license to Virginia. Until that process is complete (early 2024), I am receiving supervision as a Resident in Couseling. I have experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of settings. I’ve worked in elementary and middle schools as a Therapeutic Day Treatment clinician, provided individual counseling and workshops on a variety of topics at a university counseling center, provided group counseling at an agency focused on children and adolescents on the Autism Spectrum, provided individual and group therapy in a short-term inpatient unit providing residential crisis stabilization for acute mental health crisis, and individual therapy at an outpatient mental health agency. 
 

I use a collaborative approach and work to tailor treatment to your individual goals and needs. I utilize interpersonal process, CBT, DBT, mindfulness, attachment theory, strengths-based perspective, and trauma-informed care in my work. It is important to me to consider multicultural identity (gender, age, sexual orientation, ability, race, ethnicity, and class or socioeconomic status) and systemic factors and how they have influenced your experience and use this to inform our work together. I have experience and enjoy working with individuals in the LGBTQIA+ community. When working with children, adolescents, and teens I utilize a combination of art activities, games, play, and age-appropriate communication to find interventions that are developmentally appropriate. I work with the child and caregivers to implement treatment in the therapy room as well as provide tools and resources to be used at home. 

Email: info@friendlycitypsychology.com

Phone540-209-8182

Payment Methods: I currently accept self pay clients. I am also able accept Aetna, Oscar, Oxford, and United Healthcare for North Carolina Residents.

Education: Psy.D. Counseling Psychology – Chatham University

M.A. Psychology – Chatham University

 

License: Virginia Resident in Counseling # 0704015980
              Clinical Supervisor
 Becky Snead, LPC License 
              # 0701004121

              North Carolina LCMHC # 16780

 

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