Experiential Therapy is a holistic approach to gaining insight, deepening understanding, and freeing yourself from stuck patterns. 

Portrait: Michelle Vosika-Cooper, MA LPC Intern

A bit about me

Michelle was born and raised in Portland Oregon. She grew up surrounded by musicians, artists, and gardeners with a great expanse of nature to explore. She spent a great deal of time working with horses, building computers, and reading Shakespeare – whom she categorically blames for her inclination to run-on sentences.

Michelle has always believed that everyone has some medicine to offer the world, and after finding a lack of therapists who were similarly spiritual (sans the 'bypassing' part, thank you very much), she seized an opportunity to move towards this deeper work.

While working towards her Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Goddard College, she discovered M.E.T.A. and the Hakomi Institute of Oregon. The unique magic of these two communities became the container that allowed her to develop her work; her medicine.

She blends her love of language, nature, and traditional wisdom in every aspect of her work; Experiential Therapy with Soul. 

What I do best

Client needs and practice focus

Clientele & Practice Focus

Therapy INFORMED BY

  • Hakomi - Body-centered psychotherapy
  • Re-creation of the Self Model of Human Systems
  • Trauma Theory
  • Attachment Theory
  • Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB)
  • Spiritual Ecology
  • Core Shamanism
  • Intersectionalism

FOR THOSE WANTING TO

  • Feel freer to be themselves in any situation
  • Develop greater presence in life
  • Engage in moment to moment authentic relationship
  • Be honest, ready to face themselves, and dedicated to depth work
  • Not be pathologized
  • Engage in something different than traditional "talk therapy"

I work with

  • Disempowerment & low self-worth
  • Anxiety
  • "Loss" of self in relationship
  • Feeling stuck
  • Loss & grief
  • Life changes & transitions
  • Feeling closed off & disconnected