Michelle Militi, M.S., MHC-LP
1. One of my favorite childhood memories is . . .
When my grandfather brought me home two ponies.
2. I love being a mental health counselor because . . .
I love the therapeutic relationship and helping people reach sustainable goals.
3. A life lesson I’ve learned from my clients is . . .
How life is more difficult when we don’t know what makes us tick.
4. Three words that describe my counseling style are . . .
Unflinching, warm, direct.
5. When I’m not in counseling sessions, you’ll find me . . .
With my family, friends, dogs.
6. Three people who inspire me are . . .
my husband and two daughters.
7. A quote that I live by is . . .
“when you find out who you are, you’ll find out what you need.”
8. One thing guaranteed to push me out of my comfort zone is . . .
feeling trapped, stagnant.
9. My best self-care technique is . . .
Hanging out with people I love.
10. This is how I found counseling and how counseling found me . . .
I needed it, long overdue.
11. One thing I could not live without is . . .
As a therapist, I would have to say, “nothing.”
What do I not want to live without? Family, friends, dogs, travel, sunshine, nature, creativity, reading material, my health, other’s health…so much…..horses, wine, movies, music…
12. If I were to tell a friend about mental health counseling, I would say . . .
“It’s not just for people in crisis.”
13. The approaches I draw from in my counseling practice are . . .
Psychodynamic, Existential, Attachment-based, Interpersonal.
14. Clients that challenge me the most have this in common . . .
The word challenge is subjective. I’ll take the question to mean enjoying them the most.
The clients I enjoy the most, but may be the most challenged by are those whose defenses get activated in relationships, are more intelligent than average, and have early childhood attachment wounding.