Michelle Schafer, M.A., LMFT
I'm originally from the Midwest and based in Los Angeles. I have traveled around L.A. and Orange County performing Drama Therapy programs in schools, shelters, and other organizations. I also worked in a community clinic serving children and families, where I got the chance to utilize play therapy, sandtray work, and work on entire family systems. I also worked at a dual-diagnosis adolescent substance abuse treatment center, which gave me critical experience with teens, trauma, and addiction. I have also run programs for young adults dealing with severe mental illness and have provided in-home mental health services to clients being served by the Victims of Crimes Program. I currently devote myself to seeing clients in my private practice, supervising clinical interns, working as the Director of Family and Community Wellness at a local non-profit for underserved and marginalized communities, and advocating locally and state-wide for increased funding for mental health. I also volunteer with Give An Hour, offering free therapy to veterans.
In general, I see myself as a support system in helping people gain and refine life-improving skills. I like to build on strengths that support success and enable people to have more ability to manage their emotions and behaviors. Whatever the issues you're struggling with, from minor life stresses to major trauma, we can build awareness, understanding, and work towards resolution.
11850 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 201
Los Angeles, CA 90025
I see clients as early as 6am and as late as 9pm, currently on weekdays only.