Michelle Muff, LMFT

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My name is Michelle Muff and since 1991 I have worked with families to help them overcome the difficulties and challenges of modern family life.

You will find I live my life with a sense of Christian purpose. By helping my clients integrate body, mind and soul interventions, I have seen clients decrease their fears, eliminate sleeping problems, and increase positive marital and relationship interactions. 

Many years ago, I went through a crucial point in my marriage. I had to decide to leave or stay. I felt the pain and despair of having to make a lifetime decision that would affect my young children. I am at peace with my decision and now I help others go through their process of finding their peace.

When considering a divorce, a man and a woman each have a decision to make. I walk with you. I use cognitive strategies to help you look at your situation from different, objective perspectives.

I have personal and professional experience to guide you toward the best choice for you, and will utilize professional effective interventions that aid children and families through turbulent times. There is no excuse for abuse and no one should have to live in a home with abuse. I help individuals to choose to stay or leave their relationship with grace.

I am knowledgeable in the effects of divorce on children. I have a 10 x 20 foot play therapy room and help children overcome problems at school, in the home and in their relationships. I look at each family and the needs of the children and help the adults decide what is best for them and their child.

There are skills you can learn to help you remain positive and have hope. The brain is a multi-faceted machine and can be trained to forgive, love, accept others and find happiness. There are people out there who are kind and loving, who you can meet and who will see the best in you. You may feel you can never forgive, but with the power of Christ in you and his grace, you can eventually. Your pain doesn’t have to be forever.

I have a Love of Learning, and pride myself in being honest, authentic, genuine, hopeful, and optimistic and future minded. These are the qualities that I bring to my work every day and give of myself to you, the client, to aid you in your journey.

I want to help you. Please don’t wait one more day. Call me at (507) 310-1321.


PERSONAL STORY
On August 26, 2003, I was standing in the ER looking at the face of a doctor that had just said my 3-year-old daughter had a 50/50 chance of living. It was like a dream. This can't be happening to me, can it? But it was true. My daughter had been diagnosed with meningococcemia, a rare and fatal blood disease.

For the next two weeks, I watched my daughter turn purple due to her blood vessels bursting. She could have lost her arms or legs. People from all over the world prayed. She now is a thriving teen who loves sports and her friends.

The love of God and his mercy of grace carried me through.


P.S. For those of you who care about credentials please continue reading the following. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in individual, couples and family therapy, and maintain a private practice in Waseca MN. I graduated with a Master’s degree in Counseling from the Franciscan University of Steubenville, OH in 1991, and latter attained additional training in marriage and family therapy at Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN. I received my LAMFT (license associate in marriage and family therapy) in June 2010 and my LMFT (license in marriage and family therapy) in 2014.

Since 1991, I have gained experience as a Mental Health Counselor. I am currently serving as a private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. Among my areas of expertise are ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder Autism, Asperger’s, Alcohol and Substance Abuse and helping families cope with the changes involved with divorce and remarriage.

I am an interactive, solution-focused therapist who implements play therapy with children ages 5-12. I integrate a holistic approach and believe that treatment needs to incorporate the physical, social, psychological and spiritual aspects of life.

My therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. I integrate complementary methodologies and techniques that offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, I work with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.

Education:
Master's Degree in Counseling, Franciscan University of Steubenville, OH, 1991
20 Graduate Credits in Marriage and Family Therapy, Minnesota State University of Mankato, MN, 2007

License:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Professional Activities and Memberships:
Member of American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy AAMFT
Member of American Association of Christian Counselors AACC
Member of Association of Play Therapy APT

Setting Experience:
Home-Based Family and Marriage Counseling
Residential Treatment facility for male adolescent clients
Therapeutic Activity Program for children ages 6-12
School Chemical Dependency Counselor
School Mental Health Counselor


Michelle Muff Reaches

Waseca MN