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Michelle Shim, APCC

Hi, I'm Michelle!

Beginning therapy can be both a courageous and empowering adventure. I enjoy guiding others in rewriting their own stories and I find fulfillment in witnessing the breakthroughs. The stories of our past, present, and future all work together to create our daily habits and actualized identities- but they don’t have to define our identities or capabilities.


My “style” encompasses a collaborative, person-centered experience that works toward identifying the foundations of your present concerns, while guiding you toward culturally-sensitive insights and meaningful changes. I’m most passionate working with women, artists and POC because of my own lived experiences. While I acknowledge the uniqueness in each of my client’s needs, I mostly find inspiration through a mix of the theoretical models of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Trauma-informed Therapy, Play Therapy, Functional Family Therapy, and EMDR. Most of our sessions will explore negative thinking patterns, identifying/labeling emotions, behavioral changes, emotional dysregulation, conflict resolution, ‘adulting’, self-care, and/or faith-based exploration. 


I received my Masters in Educational and Clinical Counseling from Azusa Pacific University in 2019 and have worked with at-risk youth, adults, and families in both schools and practices for 10+ years at various capacities. If I’m not in session, I am tending to my own relational gardens, reading to learn, quenching my wanderlust for outdoor adventures, or obsessing over cute dogs.


I look forward to working together towards your goals!  


Michelle is supervised by David Mossaband, LMFT. 


  • Telehealth

  • LA Office

Insurances Accepted:

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross

  • Anthem Medi-Cal 

  • Cigna

  • MHN Medi-Cal

  • Reduced Fee Also Available


  • Individuals

  • Families

  • Adolescents

  • Teens

  • Young Adults/Adults

  • Trauma/PTSD

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Mood Disorders

  • Self-esteem

  • Life Transitions

  • Grief/Loss

  • Positive Parenting

  • Relationships

  • Christian Counseling

  • Self-empowerment

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