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Last updated: 7/12/2018
Michelle Di Paolo PhD, Underwood Counseling & Consultation
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Underwood Counseling & Consultation
Therapist
6675 Mediterranean Dr
Ste 504
McKinney
Texas
75070-5623  United States
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4697129134 (Phone)
Licensed Professional Counselor
  PhD
  Yes
  http://www.underwoodcounseling.net
  My work incorporates a whole-body approach to wellness as it applies to treating psychological disorders such as anxiety, depression, and PTSD as well as physiological concerns like hypertension and heart health, sexual dysfunction, chronic pain, sleep dysfunction, and other maladaptive systemic responses to poor stress management. Often, these maladies lead to problems at work, with familial, and social lives. Another passion of mine is education. Incorporating psychoeducation into counseling on the detrimental effects of stress on health, especially on heart health, as well as importance of effective and enjoyable stress-management techniques is something, I feel, is invaluable for clients.

Over the past 7 years, my focus has been on the development of tailored interventions with the use of biofeedback technology, aimed at acute and long term behavioral and cognitive coping techniques. These interventions are designed to improve relaxation skills and therefore heart health over time. Instead of a one-size-fits-all approach to stress management (which often provides clients with only a small number of low to modestly effective coping techniques) self-selected coping activities seem to work well, thereby increasing long-term sustainable use of that coping activity while also decreasing the long term psychological and physiological complications of poor stress management.

Utilizing a CBT orientation along with a strong dose of humanistic and positive psychology, I believe in a person-centered approach to mental wellness which helps me and the client focus on their strengths, not just areas needing improvement. I am a very down-to-earth person, empathic, and tend to connect with clients quickly.

I am extremely passionate about health and wellness and look forward to new opportunities to help others!
  Adolescents/Teens, Adults, Couples, Families, LGBTQI, Seniors
  Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Exposure Therapy, Medication Referral, Mindfulness, Other
  Biofeedback
  Agoraphobia, Anxiety, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Depression, Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Hoarding, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Other, Panic Attacks/Panic Disorder, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Separation Anxiety, Social Anxiety Disorder, Specific Phobias, Substance Abuse, Trauma
  Accepts Credit Cards
  Phone Consultations, Teletherapy
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4697129134 (Mobile)

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