Presence provides a foundation to process difficult feelings and thoughts.

Presence Psychotherapy offers an exciting way of understanding our minds, emotions and thoughts.  This mindfulness-based model helps us experience open-hearted spaciousness as the foundation of who we are. From this expansive perch, utilizing powerful body oriented, evidenced-based therapies, we can  more easily process difficult feelings and experience well-being.



Virtual Professional Trainings

  This training for mental health professionals provides an integration of trauma therapy with practices to increase the experience of Presence.

Multiple training options are available to accommodate both trauma therapists who have already trained in some, or all,  of the trauma models, as well as counselors new to any or all of these models.

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

Section B: Somatic Experiencing (SE) and Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) 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 current work.

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


Presence Therapy Group

This 6 week support group introduces participants to Presence Psychotherapy tools.  You will learn powerful mindfulness practices along with effective psychological techniques to help with stress and issues that life brings. Discover a self-therapy 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.