Michelle Rathburn is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) who specializes in relational distress/conflict, divorced families, stress/burnout, grief and loss, couples seeking to heal and regain trust after betrayal, and survivors of many forms of trauma. She is trained in Gottman Method Couples Therapy as a Level 2 practitioner and is a 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher.
She practices from a systemic and trauma informed approach to address the issues clients are seeking to explore. Michelle believes that one’s family of origin has a significant impact on their sense of self and how they operate in relationships. In your therapeutic process with Michelle, you will be encouraged to cultivate curiosity about your inner world, and examine the beliefs and patterns that may be limiting personal growth, relational satisfaction and emotional wellness. Her training and education in yoga uniquely informs her clinical approach, integrating principles of mindfulness and somatic psychotherapy to promote holistic healing and self-awareness in the individuals she works with.
Michelle received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from The University of San Diego (2001) and a Master of Science degree in Marriage and Family Therapy with a Certification in Medical Family Therapy from Seattle Pacific University (2007). Michelle is a Southern California native and after several moves around the country, she is grateful to call Georgia her home with her husband, a Navy Veteran, and their two children. She enjoys yoga, playing tennis, paddle boarding with friends and is a proud fan of the Atlanta Braves.