Michelle Liva, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist 

Michelle Liva, LMFT

Michelle Liva, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT #133589
Pronouns: she/hers
Fee $175 for 50 minute session; $265 for 80 minute session

Michelle Liva is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in Gottman Method Couples Therapy, healing from attachment trauma, divorce & breakup recovery, anxiety and depression. Michelle specializes in working with individuals and couples from an attachment based perspective, meaning she helps clients understand how their early childhood experiences impact their adult romantic relationships. She also utilizes the research-backed Gottman Method for couples therapy to provide tools and education to help couples thrive in their relationships. Combining her extensive training and varied skill set, Michelle will help you use insight, awareness of your body’s cues, and proven communication techniques to help you feel safe to show up whole-heartedly in love and life.

My Approach & Values

Michelle has been working with couples and individuals since 2018 and has advanced training in the areas of Gottman Method Couples Therapy, trauma recovery, and attachment. As a trauma informed therapist, Michelle understands and will help you learn about the importance of the mind-body connection when healing past attachment wounds that lead to challenges in relationships. She’ll help you understand the warning signs your body gives when getting into a triggered or overwhelmed state and teach you how to self-soothe so that you can have more productive and rational conversations with your partner. She will also help you understand and heal attachment wounding from your childhood or past relationships so you can have healthy and fulfilling relationships.

Michelle’s approach to therapy is characterized by empathy, hopefulness, and a levity that can help the process of change feel enjoyable and manageable. Her clients describe her as having a calming and nurturing presence that helps them share their story without fear of judgement while also (gently) giving them the hard truths when necessary.

My Expertise


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    “My passion lies in helping couples overcome challenges to create healthy relationships and supporting individuals to move past attachment trauma so they may connect and thrive in the safe and healthy relationships they deserve.”

    Michelle Liva, LMFT

    Advanced Trainings


    • Gottman Method Couples Therapy (Levels 1 & 2)
    • Trauma Resiliency Model (Level 1 & 2)
    • Attachment Focused Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (AF-EMDR) Part 1 & 2 
    • Internal Family Systems (Level 1) 
    Michelle Liva, LMFT

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

    If you do not see current availability for a free 30-minute consultation with Hanna, please email [email protected] and let our team know you would like to be added to her waitlist.