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Michelle (Van Exel) Fielder

Licensed Professional Counselor, Christian Counselor

Works with Adults, Couples and Families

Specialty Issues: Depression, Anxiety, Sexual Abuse, PTSD, Women’s Issues, Marital Issues, Codependency, Theophostic Prayer Ministry

Suffolk/ Western Branch

More About Me

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering, 1990, United States Naval Academy
  • Master of Arts Degree in Human Resource Management and Development, 1998, National-Louis University
  • Master of Arts Degree in Professional Counseling, 2009, Liberty University

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

  • Professional Counselor in a private practice setting - 2 years

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC)
  • American Counseling Association (ACA)
  • Green Cross Academy of Traumatology (GCAT)
  • Compassion Fatigue Educator, GCAT, 2014
  • Compassion Fatigue Therapist, GCAT, 2014

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS

  • Field Traumatologist, GCAT, 2014
  • Certified Traumatologist, GCAT, 2014

MILITARY SERVICE

  • After graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy, she served as a Signals Intelligence/Intelligence officer in the United States Marine Corps. She retired from active duty at the rank of Major (O-4) after 20 years of honorable service.

SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT

  • Active member of a Christian church in Portsmouth, VA
  • Member of the Adult Choir

THERAPY ORIENTATION

  • Training in therapeutic techniques for adults, adolescents, and children along with training to administer psychological assessments. She works with a population aged 5 and up in individual, couples, or family therapy. Using an eclectic approach, the counseling sessions are individualized focusing on the needs of the client and may incorporate a variety of approaches, to include but not limited to: Adlerian, behavioral,cognitive-behavioral, family systems, play, and solution focused. Her goal is to¬†integrate spiritual principles within all of the therapy approaches and her professional identity.