Michelle Wright, MA, LCMHC

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Approach to therapy:
  • Relational:  The key relationships in our life play a large part in defining us.  Wounds, hurts, dysfunctions are the result of key relationships that did not go well at critical junctures in our life.  The relationship developed between client(s) and therapist provides the safe haven and secure base for growth and transformation.  This is why couples', marriage, and family therapy can be so productive.  Key life relationships are included within the therapy process.
  • Results:  Clients increase their sense of identity--who they are, where they are strong, where they are not strong.  They increase their ability to trust themselves and others.  Hope, joy, and peace increase.
Office:
  • Natural light, provided by three large windows, floods the waiting room.  Two overstuffed swivel rockers entice you to sit and rest.  Some clients arrive early to take a mini vacation from pressured schedules and anxious thoughts.
  • In the consulting room three more large windows greet you as do a love seat and super comfy, upholstered chairs.
  • My office reflects me, my values and my personality.  I love the peace that outdoors and natural light bring.  I enjoy welcoming people into a safe, comfortable and comforting environment.  I welcome deep relationship and strive to provide an environment which encourages just that. 

Education:  
  • Undergraduate studies were in Computer Science modified with Psychology at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH.   
  • Graduate work at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary focused on Marriage & Family Therapy as well as Clinical Mental Health Counseling and core course in Biblical studies, church history, theology, and ethics.  

Training:  I have specialized training in
  • The integration of Christian faith into the counseling relationship
  • Supporting victims of trauma or abuse
  • Working with survivors of Domestic Violence/Intimate Partner Violence

Work Experience prior to my Counseling Career:
  • Software Engineering Management in high tech corporations
  • Director of Children's Ministry in a church

Personal Interests
  • My relationships are critically important to me.  They include my relationships with my husband, my two children, my sister & bothers, my nieces & nephews, my friends, my peers, and my clients.
  • My faith is foundational to my life and my values.  It is all about the relationship.
  • My other interests include:  reading, walking, Pilates, cooking for family & friends, sailing, kayaking, and the ocean.
   


Michelle Wright Reaches

Manchester NH