Richards, Michelle Cotter

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Richards, Michelle Cotter
AEDP Level
Level II AEDP Training
2000 P Street NW, Suite 630
District of Columbia
Zip/Postal Code
United States

Michelle helps lawyers and other stressed out and exhausted individuals and couples stop working against themselves and each other and start healing, growing, and thriving. As a former large law firm and in-house lawyer, Michelle knows how the overwhelming stress of demanding professions can take a toll on people and their relationships. She helps her clients work through these challenges by authentically connecting to themselves and their partners and cultivating the aspects of their lives and relationships that bring them peace, joy, and purpose.

Michelle stands shoulder to shoulder with clients throughout their healing journey. She catalyzes clients' healing by focusing on creating a safe, compassionate space where clients feel seen and heard. Her approach is rooted in Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), Imago Relationship Therapy, and Compassion Focused Therapy.

Michelle sees clients at her office in Dupont Circle in Washington DC, as well as over Zoom for clients based in in DC, Virginia, Missouri, South Dakota, Washington, Utah, Kentucky, and Kansas.

Accepts Insurance