Michelle Liva, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist 

Laura Cotterman, APCC

Michelle Liva, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist #133589
Pronouns: she/hers
Fee: $200 for 50min session; $320 for 80min session, $120 for 30min check-in 

Are you and your partner navigating the complexities of early marriage or the transition into a more serious, committed relationship? Perhaps you’re questioning whether your challenges are “normal” and wondering if they’re solvable. Life happens and sometimes it can lead to feeling disconnected from your partner, especially when conflicts arise or communication falters. You want to be prepared with the tools and knowledge you need to make this relationship last. Meet Michelle Liva, a compassionate marriage and family therapist dedicated to empowering couples like you overcome hurdles, and build a strong foundation for lasting love.

My Approach & Values

As a licensed therapist specializing in premarital and newly married couples in their 20s and 30s, Michelle understands the unique dynamics and pressures you face. Whether you’re struggling with conflicts that seem insurmountable, feeling disconnected due to life’s demands, letting life stressors come between you, or grappling with trust issues stemming from past experiences, Michelle provides a safe and nurturing space for you to explore, heal, and grow together.


Drawing from evidence-based approaches such as Gottman Method Couples Therapy, Michelle equips you with practical tools and strategies to enhance communication, resolve conflicts constructively, and rebuild trust organically. She recognizes that you value authenticity, accountability, and tangible results – qualities that align perfectly with her therapeutic approach.


Michelle understands that true transformation requires honesty, vulnerability, and a willingness to confront and change entrenched patterns. With her guidance, you’ll gain insight into your blind spots and problem behaviors and gain new skills and tools, empowering you to navigate challenges with resilience and grace.


Michelle’s expertise extends to trauma-informed care, offering specialized techniques for both individuals and couples such as Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM) and Attachment-Focused Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (AF-EMDR). These innovative approaches help you heal past wounds, regulate emotions, and cultivate a sense of safety and security within your relationship.


If you’re a couple committed to the long haul, with a clear vision of what you want from therapy and your relationship, Michelle is here to support you every step of the way. Together, you’ll embark on a transformative journey of growth, connection, and mutual understanding, laying the groundwork for a thriving partnership that withstands the test of time.


Take the first step towards a brighter future for your relationship and book a free 30 minute consultation with Michelle today.

Michelle Liva, LMFT

My Expertise


I view therapy as a collaborative process in which I utilize an attachment lens to explore how past experiences inform current thought processes and behaviors. My goal is to assist partners in fostering relationships with high levels of respect, trust, emotional safety, and compassion towards one another.”

- Michelle Liva, LMFT

Advanced Trainings


  • Gottman Method Couples Therapy Levels 1 & 2
  • Trauma Resiliency Model Levels 1 & 2
  • Attachment Focused Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR) Levels 1 & 2 
  • Internal Family Systems Level 1

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Let’s get to know each other and see if working together is a good fit.