Michelle Bloom, MA, LMHCA
Since childhood I have been acutely intuitive, empathic and felt compassion for the suffering in others. I have healed and transformed from my own story of suffering-always a work in progress. The calling to be a psychotherapist is rooted in my personal transformation and is an essential part of who I am. My entire life has been rooted in healing, creativity, and wisdom.
As as child I felt a strong connection with my soul and the divine. When I say “soul”, I mean my essence. You can also call soul the essence, true-self, or the authentic self, depending upon your belief system. It is the knowing we feel within of being who we really are. When I say “the divine” I am referring to the transpersonal aspect of life, beyond the self. You can call the divine by many names.
I developed my intuition and connection with the divine as I healed myself. Experiencing a life changing spiritual awakening in 1995 that opened up my perception to the non-physical realms and the unconscious, I knew my calling was to be a healer. I delved into a variety of metaphysical, spiritual and psychological modalities over the years, such as Tarot, Astrology, energy work, Reiki, crystal healing, shamanism, Kabbalah, past life regression, Buddhism, yoga, NLP (neuro-linguistic programming), Hypnotherapy, and archetypal psychology. I integrate what is most effective from each exploration while drawing upon the wisdom I receive directly from spirit. I communicate with non-physical beings and spend a lot of time exploring spiritual dimensions. Tarot cards are my main tool and always have been. Through the images of Tarot we are able to make direct contact with our inner selves, spirit, soul, the unconscious…there are many names to call it.
My relationship with spirit and the metaphysical is non-religious, non-dogmatic, experienced-based, and rooted in a feeling of oneness that honors nature and perceives the divine as love. We each have our own connection with spirit and I welcome the variety of practices and beliefs each person values
I first became a professional Tarot/Astrology guide in 2001, working at The Vajra on Capitol Hill and in private practice. I chose to become a psychotherapist in order to deepen the healing work I do with others. My intention is to be a healing guide, whether I use Tarot and Astrology or other modalities. I find the most benefit from expanding my healing practices to include metaphysical, evidence based, mindfulness, and psychodynamic lenses.
I am trained as an NLP, Hypnotherapy and Reiki practitioner from Bennett Stellar University. I have a Masters in Psychology from Saybrook University. Currently I am a licensed mental health counselor associate, LMHCA.
Art and writing are my two biggest passions. I first found the voice of my true self through writing and painting when I was eleven. I have not stopped painting and writing since then. I enjoy painting the contents of the unconscious, revealing the unseen, and expressing what is invisible. I enjoy making the intangible tangible. I often feel like an engineer of the psyche. It’s a passion for me to explore the psyche through art and writing. I write fiction, poetry, and blogs.
I love crystals and minerals, the beauty and power of nature, including all of the animals. I also enjoy exploring cities and taking pictures.
I was raised in Virginia and have lived in many cities in the US. Seattle is my current home.
contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (503)686-8101