Life Stage Transitioning
Michelle McDevitt-Askew graduated with a Masters in Christian Counseling from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary in January 2012. Michelle is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor. Michelle enjoys working with couples, families and individuals who are struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, chronic illness and life stage transitioning. It is her hope that in the safe, non-judgmental space of therapy clients can begin to discover their core resilience, access strengths and integrate awareness for healthy coping and healing. She has a special appreciation for what it means to be a teen in todays’ world and enjoys working with adolescents (13 yrs and up). Michelle is also attuned to help couples discover relational dynamics and patterns that keep them from enjoying a safe, close and vibrant relationship. She offers premarital and marital counseling and helps step families develop their unique culture. Michelle also enjoys teaching and leading workshops on marriage, codependency, depression, anxiety and spiritual formation. Michelle is an IFS (Level 1), EFT Externship and Gottman (Level 1) informed therapist who also utilizes experiential and art therapy, all rooted in attachment theory with a faith component.
Michelle’s therapeutic experience in private practice, medical and church settings informs her approach to therapy interweaving a bio-medical-psycho-social and spiritual component to treat and care for the whole person. Her 32 year marriage and parenting experiences provides perspective and informs relationship work. As a parent of an adult child with Aspergers, Michelle has an awareness and appreciation of what a blessing it can be to have a special needs child and the impact that can make on a family. With a belief that individuals and families lean towards growth and wholeness, Michelle looks forward to working with couples, families and individuals in South Charlotte, Matthews, Weddington and the surrounding communities. She looks forward to working alongside clients, equipping them for transformational growth.