Presence provides a foundation to process difficult feelings and thoughts.

Presence Psychotherapy offers an exciting way of understanding the mind, emotions and thoughts.  This mindfulness-based model facilitates awareness of open-hearted spaciousness. From this expansive perch, utilizing powerful body oriented, evidenced-based therapies,  difficult feelings can more easily be processed and well-being can be experienced.



Virtual Professional Trainings


This certificate training for mental health professionals provides an integration of trauma therapy with practices to help clients increase their experience of the five aspects of Presence.

Multiple training options are available to accommodate therapists’ differing levels of previous trauma training.  Seasoned trauma therapists can take Full Presence integration without taking other modules. Mental health professionals who are new to trauma training, and those with some trauma training experience can pick and choose which trauma model techniques they would like to learn and practice.

Participants will learn how to integrate trauma models and how to determine what models and or techniques best meet a client’s particular needs and personality.


Section A:  Intro to Internal Family Systems (IFS) with presence practice integration.

Section B: Somatic Experiencing (SE) and Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) theory and techniques with presence practice integration

Section C:  Presence Psychotherapy model with deepened integration 

Through didactic teaching, video demonstration, guided practice sessions in break-out rooms, and group discussion, participants learn how to integrate this powerful healing model into their clinical work.

CEs Available

Openness to self-exploration and to deepening of own’s own experience of Presence are pre-requisites.


“Michelle is able to distill dense and complicated information in a succint way that creates a shift in consciouness” – Presence Psychotherapy Group participant

“As a therapist, Presence Psychotherapy has helped me immensely working with clients.” – NJ psychotherapist

“Presence Psychotherapy has given me tools to stay calm in situations that used to overwhelm me.  I am so grateful to have learned these tools.” – Presence Psychotherapy Group Participant.

“Presence Psychotherapy really helped me with my anxiety “- Presence Psychotherapy client

“Presence Psychotherapy has made a huge difference for my clients in 12 step recovery”. – licensed psychologist


Virtual Presence Self Therapy Group

Discover powerful mindfulness practices and psychological tools to help with stress and issues in your life.  This 6 week group is taught as a course, with an opportunity to receive personal attention about how to apply the techniques to your personal situation.  Time is allotted to ask questions and practice the tools through guided writing and visualization.   

You will learn a self-therapy process that incorporates tools from proven therapy models:  “Parts Work” Internal Family Systems (IFS), Somatic Experiencing (SE), and an attachment healing model, Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy.


We intuitively know that we all have different parts of us.  Sometimes are parts are in conflict with other parts of us.  Some parts have strong, sometimes, overwhelming feelings.  Some parts have protective strategies to help us feel safe.  Discover how to balance and work with internal parts to experience calmness and well-being more of the time.   Somatic Experiencing techniques help us identify where we hold emotions in the body and how to process and release them.  Learn these skills and have them them at your fingertips for the rest of your life.


  Understanding Presence

Most of us have a sense of ourselves as our mind, a stream of thoughts and feelings, often in our heads,  separate from other people.  When we begin to perceive ourselves and the world from a broader, subtler view, new insight and awareness opens to a calm ever-present sense of connection and compassion, where we can rest.  Presence is being present with the awareness of a compassionate being-ness.