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Marty Michelson


Washington, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LH61252591
Idaho, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC 8905
Colorado, Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC 0018657
Oregon, Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC C7494

I’ve experienced despair, hope, loss, and joy, hope & vitality in life.

My life’s work includes over three decades of University work, academic advising, research and teaching internationally, volunteerism, various certifications, experiences in hospitals, hospice, recovery groups, religious settings, jails, forensic work, and international work within indigenous cultural settings.

My work involves people with everyday struggles, persons with severe & persistent mental health issues who may be experiencing major disruptions in housing or legal needs. I also liaison with or provide expert counsel to accomplished professionals who work as doctors, lawyers, wealth-fund managers, entrepreneurs, laboratory specialists or technology experts.

I have specialized training as a Professional Life Master Coach. I have earned International University Certification as a Peace & Conflict Negotiator and Certification in Leadership Education.

My primary means of caring for people involving helping people work toward solutions for their existence by understanding how to accept their life while shifting toward new commitments aligned to their primary values.

In order to best help persons in need, I continually study, research & receive new training.

I have been completed professional trainings to earn certified achievements including as a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP), as a Certified Addictions-Informed Mental Health Professional (CAIMHP), as an Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinical Specialist (ASDCS), as an ADHD-Certified Clinical Services Provider (ADHD-CCSP), as Certified in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (C-DBT), as a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP), Certified Mindfulness Informed Practitioner (CMIP) and as a Certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Psychotherapist (CBT-P).

I’ve been trained, supervised & certified by the International Association with oversight for Eye-Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing to provide EMDR Therapy and I am Certified in “The Flash Technique” by Dr. Philip Manfield.

I am Gottman Institute Trained Level 1 & Level 2 Certified Couples Therapist. I serve as a Facilitator for Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for Couples. And I have clinical practice training for Social & Emotional Learning and have facilitated Groups with SEL.

I’ve been awarded International and National fellowships and research grants. I have presented many academic papers at professional conferences. I have numerous chapters in many books. I have authored a number of books and many more chapters in books in various professional areas, with my most recent publications to include: Couples Connection Workbook: A Practical Guide To Building A Stronger Relationship and CALM CLARITY: Mindfulness for a Life of Peace and Flourishing.

As we professionally partner together, my work is to help you process where you’ve been, who you are, and how you can move toward your authentically better future.

My Background

With my life partner, we’ve raised three children into their adult years & we grieved the loss of a fourth child. Each of our children has had unique experiences that have helped us discern the complexity, compassion, and care needed in parenting.

Our children, friends, and the thousands of University students I’ve taught in the classroom have helped me to discern differences among human persons and I celebrate the beauty of diversity. We have lived on several continents; with cultural, ethnic, religious, indigenous, family, and gender diversity.

I’ve received teaching awards as a University Professor, and I am an author and public speaker working to help the world move toward more peace and flourishing.

I’ve served persons in other countries on other continents, have advocated for diplomacy in NYC at the United Nations, with Congressional Leaders and PACs in Washington D.C. and have been on Civic Boards for municipalities and currently serve as an Oregon State Public Official.

Life Degrees, Fellowships, Awards & Certifications

  • Certification in Peace & Conflict Resolution, Chulalongkorn University (Thailand)
  • Certification in Leadership Education, Duke University (North Carolina)
  • Earned Bachelor of Arts in Religion, NNU, Summa Cum Laude (Idaho)
  • Earned Master of Arts in Theology, PLU, Summa Cum Laude (California)
  • Earned Master of Arts in Religion, SNU, Summa Cum Laude (Oklahoma)
  • Earned Master of Arts in Marriage & Family Therapy SNU (Oklahoma)
  • Psi Chi, The International Honor Society in Psychology
  • Completed coursework, language study & Comprehensive Examinations toward the Ph.D. at the University of Denver (Colorado)
  • Earned Ph.D. in Ancient Literature & History, The University of Manchester (U.K.)
  • Rotary Peace Fellow
  • Ambassador for the Institute for Economics & Peace
  • Carl Wilkens Fellow
  • Pathways for Peace Fellow
  • Award Recipient National Endowment for the Humanities @ Oxford University (U.K.)
  • Accredited Lecturer – Academic Board of the Sydney College of Divinity (Australia)
  • Multi-Year Summer Research Awards, Oxford University (U.K.)
  • Certification as Master Coach, The International Coaching Foundation (Oklahoma)
  • Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP)
  • Certified Addictions-Informed Mental Health Professional (CAIMHP)
  • Certified Eye-Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing International Association trained EMDR Clinician.  [EMDRIA Certified]
  • Gottman Instituted Certified Couples Therapist
  • Certified Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinical Specialist (ASDCS)

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