Michelle Fernandez Rhynes
LPC-S, LMFT-S, NCC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Board Approved Supervisor
National Certified Counselor
Life can be challenging, but you don't have to struggle alone. I am here to help. I am a Bilingual Therapist with many years of experience in helping people navigate through life's obstacles. I have experience working with hurting families, broken relationships in couples, children and adolescent challenges, and persons who suffer from domestic violence, or have a history of trauma successfully recover and live healthy meaningful lives. I look forward to walking alongside you through this difficult season towards a healthier and happier you!
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology University of Dallas, TX Graduated: May 2006
Master of Arts, Counseling Dallas Baptist University, TX Graduated: May 2011
TX Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor #69767
TX Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Supervisor #201937
Nationally Certified Counselor #971211
Certified in Suicide Prevention, Intervention, and Postvention
Completed 30 hours of training to become a Telephone Crisis Intervention Counselor with training in suicide risk assessment
Trained in providing Technology-Assisted Services (Telehealth/Video Counseling)
Prepare-Enrich Certified (premarital counseling and assessment)
Common areas of focus
Building Healthy Relationships
The goal is to identify patterns that may be impacting your relationship while strengthening each partners' commitment and connection to each other. Whether you're just starting to date or have been married for years, couples counseling can help you overcome common challenges in relationships and difficult moments, such as infidelity.
Does your family struggle
with resolving conflict?
What about a recent life event,
such as moving to a new home,
job change, a birth of a child, or a significant loss? Family therapy can help your family work together in resolving conflict and processing changes. Each family member can learn more about how their role contributes and impacts how the family functions.
Treatment for teenagers are not only based on the specific difficulty in their life, but also tailored to their specific developmental stage. Counseling this population may include creative means of expression, such as drawing, playing games, and role playing to give your child an outlet to express and learn ways to cope with difficult feelings and situations.
When a traumatic event happens, it not only impacts your emotional health, but your physical one as well. Through counseling, you can process through the pain, learn to be more attune to how your body responds to trauma reminders, and train your mind and body to relax and return back to a calm state when either are disrupted.
Spirituality is such an important part of our lives, and often shapes our perception of ourselves and others. Michelle Rhynes is a practicing Christian, and can include principles of the Christian faith into counseling, if requested. She is also accommodating to other religious preferences.