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 transcendent aspect of life, beyond the self. You can call the divine by many names.
I developed my intuition and connection with my soul and spirit as I healed myself. Experiencing a life changing spiritual awakening in 1995, 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, Hypnotherapy, and archetypal psychology, integrating what is most effective from each exploration. I communicate with non-physical beings and spend a lot of time exploring spiritual dimensions.
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 became a professional Tarot/Astrology guide in 2001, working at The Vajra on Capitol Hill and in private practice. In 2015, 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 (2002). I have a Masters in Psychology from Saybrook University (2017). 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. I write fiction, poetry, articles, 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.