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(972) 322-3095

Texas, California, & Oklahoma

(972)3223095

About Me

CBT-I & CBT PSYCHOTHERAPY is the Private Psychotherapy practice of Michele Rose, LCSW.

Below is more about her inspired by a previous biography written of her:

 Michele Rose LCSW

Licensed in California and the state of Texas

A seasoned therapist with 28 years of experience as of 2023, Michele has worked in hospital settings and with major healthcare provider networks within Health Education departments, where she coordinated and taught workshops for Insomnia, Depression, and Mind-Body stress management. Michele has worked as a psychotherapy consultant at adult health care programs supervising unlicensed social workers and has developed, managed, and trained other therapists in supplying therapy for Anxiety, Mind-Body stress, and Insomnia.

A bit on her training:

For people who are dealing with Anxiety, Panic, and Phobias, Michele completed advanced training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), in the anxiety disorders program at the University of Michigan hospitals.

CBT-I - For Insomnia and sleep difficulties

Michele is an expert in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I). She was instrumental in developing a CBT-I curriculum for a major health plan and trained a team of therapists in implementing the treatment for groups and individuals.

Other specialties in her practice:

Michele’s clinical interests also include Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Emetophobia, and for Social Anxiety. Michele holds Certificates in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) for depression and CBT for Stress management.

ERP (Exposure and Response Prevention)

Michele has presented at the IOCD of Southern California with colleagues about ERP in 2020. She is learning to use the more recent addition of Inference Based Therapy (IBA or IBT) to support the treatment of OCD.

IBA/IBT and C-IBA

With additional options to support the gold standard interventions for OCD and related anxiety, IBA approaches are drawn on to focus on the thinking style and doubt associated with these fears.

Michele's style:

Active, playful and curious. To deeply understand the interventions she uses with patients, she works hard to practice what she preaches and tries out the treatments and approaches she encourages on herself. This allows her to understand and adapt an intervention to best support her patient. Michele has examples provided by former clients to assist you to visualize and inspire and then works with her patients to modify approaches to work for you. She asks patients to take notes, practice and experiment with these during the week, and discuss the effectiveness at the beginning of each session. While the therapy is goal-driven, there is time for working on and supporting clients through current struggles that may not directly match the concern that they are focused on together.

Ongoing professional development:

As of 2023, Michele is completing a specialized certification as an expert in positive CBT approaches to manage ADHD with focus on adults and support of parents, as well as continuing to practice her life coaching certificate skills around emotional eating and weight loss surgery (Bariatric Surgery).

Personal Life:

Michele is a former widow who remarried a few years ago and is glad she did! In addition to a master’s degree in clinical social work, Michele holds a master’s degree in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Michigan. In her spare time Michele enjoys time with her spouse, three dogs, and entertaining the fantasies of her Indiana Jones alter ego.

About CBT-I & CBT PSYCHOTHERAPY

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is possibly the most active and collaborative form of psychotherapy practiced today. For the concerns CBT-I & CBT Psychotherapy specializes in, it is also the recognized best or “gold standard” of care.

CBT uses written exercises and hierarchies, and goals more than other types of psychotherapy. In sessions at CBT-I & CBT PSYCHOTHERAPY, you can expect to have online examples that may relate to your situation, problems shared to inspire you, progress and setbacks tracked, and activities or homework tailored to you.  These can be emailed so the work can continue at home between sessions. This practice at home is reviewed at the start of the next session, and feedback is encouraged to adjust goals and skills as needed.  When ready to taper down the frequency of sessions, you will feel prepared and empowered to know how to continue growing related skills independently or if and when a “tune-up” is needed.


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