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Michelle Stevens Sanagustin, PhD

Michelle Stevens Sanagustin, PhD Adults

Professional Statement

Dr. Michelle Stevens has been helping people heal, learn, and grow for more than 20 years. She is a psychotherapist, coach, teacher, and author of the best-selling book, Scared Selfless (Putnam, 2017), which explores the aftereffects of child abuse and how to heal from it. Michelle's greatest gift as a therapist is her well-founded optimism. She knows that no matter how bad things may currently seem, her clients can overcome obstacles, process pain, and move on to happier, healthier, more purposeful lives. Michelle believes that all people have an innate capacity to grow into their authentic selves; they simply need the right conditions. Michelle prides herself on offering clients an experience that is validating, accepting, nurturing, and supportive. Michelle has a particular expertise in childhood trauma. Her writing on psychological trauma has appeared in such periodicals as the New York Times, Time, People, Good Housekeeping, The Huffington Post, and Psychology Today, and she has been featured on Dr. Phil, The Dr. Oz Show, and in People magazine. She holds a doctorate in clinical psychology from Saybrook University where her thesis was honored as the 2012 Dissertation of Distinction.

Education

PhD in Clinical Psychology - Saybrook University
MA in Psychology - Saybrook University
Post-Baccalaureate in Secondary Education - California State University, Northridge
Post-Baccalaureate in Psychology - University of California, Los Angeles
BA in Writing - New York University

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