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Who I Am...

Headshot of Michelle Fagan, holistic IFS therapist in Denver, Co

Coming from a family of 4 engineers, I have always felt different. Compound that with growing up as one of the only Jewish people in a stringently Christian midwestern town…You can say I had a hard time finding myself. 

 

I learned quickly I had a sensitive soul, which manifested into an emotional container for my family. Moving into adolescence, I struggled to find my place in the world.

 

I still remember 15-year-old me in head-to-toe brand-name clothing, the same me who holed up in her room listening to emo music (I still know every word to Taking Back Sunday’s songs).

 

Embodying my family’s emotional experiences quickly began to take a toll on me. Anxiety became a close friend of mine, one which still visits me today.

 

My unhealthy family dynamics also contributed to a skewed understanding of relationships, which resulted in difficulties with friendships and partners. 

 

While I struggled to understand parts of my self, one thing I always knew is that I wanted to use my ability to emotionally understand people to help others.

 

I followed that dream through to my graduate education in disaster psychology. I have been in the mental health field for 10+ years and have worked with refugees, trauma survivors, and more.  

 

In October 2020, at the height of COVID, I finally chose to open my own private practice for holistic therapy. Since then, I have done some of my most compelling, fulfilling, and exciting work.

SO, why do I share all of this? Because in short…I’ve been there.

 

In so many ways, I have experienced much of what my clients have. I’m in the muck with you.

AND I know what it feels like to dig deep, face my shadows, and experience mental, physical, and spiritual healing. I've done (and continue to do) the work to grow to understand myself and live a life of alignment, peace, and empowerment.

 

That is why I’m here for you now. My goal is for you to come to believe in your own resilience and empowerment. Whether you are looking to find more fulfilling relationships, boost your self-esteem, or stand strong in your true self, YOU  HAVE THE INTERNAL COURAGE, CONFIDENCE, AND CLARITY TO ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS.

 

Now let’s get to work :)

 

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