Michelle Hively, LMFT

Michelle is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.  Her therapeutic lens is founded in Restoration Therapy.  With this lens, she is passionate about helping individuals, couples, and families identify past violations of love and trust impacting perceptions of self, relationships, and safety in the world.  She completed her graduate internship in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.  She has worked in outpatient and residential settings, helping those dealing with trauma, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, and other relational issues.  She has been trained in therapeutic models including; Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Emotion Focused Couples Therapy, Restoration Therapy, and Gottman Method for couples’ therapy.

Michelle received her Bachelor of Arts from Hanover College in southern Indiana where she majored in Psychology and obtained minors in Gender Studies and Theology.  She received her Masters of Science in Education with a concentration in Couples and Family Counseling from Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.  She is a current member of the AAMFT and IN-AJSOP as a CSAYC.  She has completed certification to conduct MEGA risk assessments and also has experience completing the J-SOAP-II and PROFESOR.