Michelle Robichaux, M.Ed., LPC, NCC
Licensed Professional Counselor
- M.Ed., Counseling, with a concentration in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Louisiana State University
- B.A., Psychology, minor in Education, The University of Texas at Austin
License and Certification
- Licensed Professional Counselor, Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors, No. 80901
- National Certified Counselor, National Board for Certified Counselors, No. 997495
Approach to Therapy and Professional Interests
As human beings, I believe that we all have a natural desire to find fulfillment and authenticity in our lives. Thus when we are faced with challenges that threaten/prevent us from achieving this goal, we can find ourselves feeling disconnected from others and repeating negative patterns in our lives.
The good news is that we do not have to face these challenges alone. My ultimate goal as a counselor is to provide a safe space that is non-judgmental, compassionate and honest for my clients. Where we can work together to identify and change the barriers that prevent them from embracing their true selves. In my work with clients, I tailor my interventions specifically to the needs of each individual I work with in order to help them achieve their goals. My approach to therapy is collaborative and goal oriented, focusing on helping clients create and seek out meaningful experiences and connections in their lives.
I am currently housed as an embedded counselor within the College of Veterinary Medicine where I work with DVM students, residents and interns.
Personal Statement on Diversity and Social Justice
Throughout my years of experience and training, the one thing that I am certain of is that human beings do not exist in a vacuum. I believe that who we are, and how we respond to the world around us, is a result of the many different identities we hold as individuals. Therefore, since every individual’s culture and outlook on life is unique; I strive to understand how each of my clients conceptualizes their cultural identity and what it means to them to be a part of their different identity groups. This requires that I continually dedicate myself to becoming a lifelong learner in order to expand my knowledge and skill set working with a number of different populations. In addition, I am a huge believer in “practicing what you preach,” I take time to understand my own cultural background and biases in order to enhance my own personal development as well.
When I am not at work you might catch me spending my time reading, journaling, hiking, trying out a new recipe or two, visiting with friends and loved ones and occasionally watching my favorite Netflix shows.