is certified as a mindfulness teacher from the University of Massachusetts Medical Center where Jon Kabat Zinn founded the now world famous treatment of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program. Micki has been in private psychotherapy practice since 1990, specializing in the treatment of depression, anxiety and chronic pain. She is the author of The Need to Please: Mindfulness Skills to Gain Freedom from People Pleasing & Approval Seeking. She participated as a consultant and teacher for two NIDA grants:
Group Therapy for Nicotine Dependence (MIND - Mindfulness In Nicotine Dependence) at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.
Stress Reduction In Therapeutic Community Treatment through the University of Texas School of Nursing.
Micki's current teaching affiliations include The Jung Center and Rice University in Houston Texas.
Micki's belief in the power of one's inherent goodness and capacity for healing strongly influences her work with people experiencing depression, anxiety and chronic health difficulties.
Her intention is to create a warm, supportive space that helps people to feel safe to explore their thoughts, emotions, relationships, and feelings. Mindfulness is the basis for her therapeutic services. Healthy, positive change results from being able to experience what is happening in the current moment. When you know where you are, you begin to know where you really want to go. Acceptance opens the door to healing. She will collaborate with you to help you open to your inner resources through cultivating mindful awareness and compassion. Learn what others have to say about mindfulness training with Micki.
Micki holds a master’s degree in counseling psychology and is licensed as a professional counselor. She has a long-standing meditation practice through which she has refined the mindfulness techniques and tools. She can help you overcome difficult, seemingly overwhelming feelings, obstacles, and thoughts by equipping you with a variety of these practical mindfulness tools and strategies.