michelle tafoya

I believe counseling is all in the process and relationship between me and you. I strive to bring authenticity and integrity to every session and therapeutic relationship.

Michelle Tafoya, LPCC, EMDR

Clinical Therapist

Michelle earned a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, with her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Philosophy at The University of New Mexico. She has been providing counseling and support since 2014 with a highly diverse clientele of various racial and cultural backgrounds. Michelle is a part of the LGBTQ community, identifies as Non-Binary and has extensive experience working with the diverse issues of the LGBTQ community.

Michelle is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in the state of New Mexico. She started her career as a clinical specialist for a local agency. Finding passion in working with individuals dealing with trauma and substance abuse. Michelle has experience working in a residential treatment center, and more recently at a nonprofit domestic violence agency working with individuals who have experienced complex trauma. Michelle has developed and implemented educational trainings to the community and colleagues on the cycle of domestic violence, intervention and prevention.

Michelle is EMDR Therapy trained and utilize this technique when clinically appropriate. EMDR Therapy has been proven to be very helpful in areas such as trauma, grief and loss, self-esteem, anxiety, and when one "feels stuck".