Elle Michel's Education and Experience

Professional Trainings and Certifications

Speaking Engagements

Visions Adolescent Treatment Center, October 21st, 2022, DBT for the Treatment of Trauma

WAAT (Women's Association of Addiction Treatment) June 3rd, 2021, DBT for the Treatment of Trauma

The Den Meditation Center: Feminist Perspectives on Self-Compassion (Winter 2016), with Heather Prete 

Antioch University, Masters in Clinical Psychology (2011)

Antioch University Counseling Center, psychotherapist, (2010 - 2011)

  • Provided individual therapy to a wide variety of clients, primarily adults and children

  • Responsible for diagnosis, assessment, and treatment planning

  • Facilitated therapy in school-based setting as well as in therapy office

Pacific Clinics, primary therapist (2011 - 2014)

  • Provided individual and family therapy for a caseload of 15 children, teens, and adults; provided parent-training in all cases

  • Conducted family-centered intake assessments; created individualized treatment plans

  • Provided culturally sensitive and appropriate services; provided services in Spanish

  • Led treatment teams of various collateral sources to provide coordinated care services

  • First responder in assessing and managing mental health crises; trained in crisis management and in assessing for danger to self/others

Clearview Treatment Program, primary therapist (2014 - 2015)

  • Conducted group therapy sessions daily; created curriculum for skills-based group therapy sessions

  • Conducted psychosocial assessments, created treatment plans and discharge plans for clients in residential and outpatient treatment with a caseload of up to 12 clients

  • Conducted weekly individual therapy and/or case management sessions for all assigned clients; conducted family and conjoint therapy sessions as needed

  • Participated in multi-disciplinary treatment planning with all team members and collateral sources

Westside Treatment, primary therapist (2015 - present)

  • Conducted group therapy sessions; create curriculum for skills-based and process-based group therapy sessions

  • Conducted psychosocial assessments, create treatment plans and discharge plans for clients in outpatient treatment with a caseload of up to 12 clients

  • Conducted weekly individual therapy sessions for all assigned clients; conduct family and conjoint therapy sessions as needed

  • Participated in multi-disciplinary treatment planning with all team members and collateral sources

Private practice (2015 - present)

  • Facilitate individual and family therapy sessions for adults and adolescents

  • Coordinate care with other treatment providers (psychiatrist, dietitian, medical doctor, sober living manager, mentor, etc)

  • Available for phone coaching in between therapy sessions so my clients can get support in real time

Education and Experience

Member in Good Standing

  • CAMFT--California Association for Marriage and Family Therapists

  • LA CAMFT--Los Angeles Chapter, California Association for Marriage and Family Therapists

  • WAAT--Women’s Association for Addiction Treatment

  • GPALA--Group Psychotherapy Association of Los Angeles