Michelle Allen, MS, LMHC, CN

Specialties:

Biography: 

Current Roles:

adjunct faculty supervising ND shift for counseling, outside private practice

Education:

Bachelor degree, Psychology, Washington State University (2013) and General biological sciences, 2013
Master degree in Nutrition and Clinical Health Psychology from Bastyr University 2016
Internship at Seattle Counseling Service 2015-2016

Healing Philosophy: 

I have a very holistic healing philosophy and see an individual’s mind, body and spirit as all key to wellness. As humans, we have an amazing innate ability to heal self. Our role as care providers is to help steer clients toward self-discovery and help them tap into their own innate healing. I believe instilling strong community and social justice values in the next generation of healthcare providers is equally as important as medical skill and knowledge.

Classes Taught: 

I have taught workshops on Mental Health and Nutrition, The Gut Brain Connection, Trauma Informed care and Compassion Fatigue.

Clinical Interests:

I specialize in trauma and am a certified clinical trauma professional and am interested in integrative care, mind-body medicine and health of the gut-brain axis. 

Clinical Modalities Supervised: 

Counseling

Past Professional Experience:

Private Practice and business owner, Allen Counseling & Nutrition, 2016-current
Mental Health Counselor at Friends of Youth, working with homeless youth and families

Professional Affiliations:

Washington Mental Health Counselors Association 2018
American Counseling Association 2016-present
International Association of Trauma Professionals 2015-present