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 life has always been rooted in healing, driven by creativity, and devoted to wisdom.
I love crystals and minerals, the sea and trees, and have a deep affection for all animals. I enjoy city life and find inspiration in the chaos. I have written a novel, tons of blogs, poems, and displayed my paintings in many cafes around the country.
I was born in Washington D.C and raised in a Virginia suburb until my early twenties. I have lived in Las Vegas, Portland, San Francisco, and New York city. Seattle is my current home. I am forty-six years of age.
As as child I felt a strong connection with my soul and the divine. When I say “soul”, I mean my essence, true self, or authentic self. Soul 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; spirit, nature, god, goddess, oneness, source, the mystery, a specific name of a being…call the divine what you will.
My relationship with the divine and the metaphysical aspect of life is non-religious, non-dogmatic, experienced-based, and rooted in a feeling of oneness that honors nature and perceives spirit as love. We each have our own connection with spirit and I welcome the variety of practices and beliefs each person values, so long as the belief does not oppress or cause harm to anyone.
Experiencing a life changing spiritual awakening in 1995, I transformed. My soul broke through into conscious life. I was suddenly able to perceive multi-dimensional realities and lives in myself and others. I knew then that my calling was to help guide others on their healing journey. I began as a professional tarot reader (in 2001) where I shared messages I received from spirit through the cards, the natal chart, and my inner sight. I became a therapist to deepen the healing work and bridge the spiritual to the psychological.
I have delved into a variety of metaphysical, spiritual and psychological modalities over the years. Tarot, astrology, Reiki, crystal healing, shamanism, Kabbalah, past life regression, Buddhism, yoga, NLP (neuro-linguistic programming), hypnotherapy, and depth psychology being among my favorites.
As for official schooling, 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.
Jungian therapy to integrate, mindfulness practice to be aware and create space, spiritual surrender to activate healing, narrative therapy to create meaning, CBT to keep the negative mind in check, and creative expression as the joyful transformer, is my personal healing recipe. Tarot and astrology are tools that I resonate with to dig deep and connect with the transpersonal, as are dreams, signs, books, movies, and art. Deep insightful dialogue, receiving energy work, writing, and painting release wounds from my body, allowing the space for me to become my true self. By connecting with the transpersonal, I surrender and feel the essence of being me as an aspect of oneness.
I see our life stories through a broader lens that resembles a quest to turn suffering into gold. Creating the personal myth of Self is the soul at play, even through the most painful injustices and struggles of the outer and inner world. From this well, I offer my support and guidance to you.
contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (503)686-8101