My name is Michelle Roncevic and I am an Associate Professional Clinical Counselor (APCC #4846). This means that I have completed my Master’s level education and training in Mental Health Counseling. Associate-level clinicians are also required to complete 3,000 hours of supervised experience, and I have completed these hours and am currently studying to take my exam for licensure. I am originally from Boston, MA and have been residing in San Diego for almost 6 years now. I completed my B.A. in Psychology at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and then I earned my M.Ed. in Mental Health Counseling and school counseling from Bridgewater State University. I have received broad experience and training with all ages across the lifespan and within a variety of different levels of care and settings. My 14 years of experience in the mental health field has been acquired from my time in Massachusetts as well as California.
As a clinician, I take a person-centered approach to treatment with my clients and I believe that the quality of therapeutic rapport that is established within the professional relationship is a significant facilitator towards change. With that, I strive to meet my clients where they are at, without judgment, and convey positive regard and acceptance for what the client brings to each session. I utilize a variety of modalities and techniques to support the client with achieving their therapy goals. I like to pull from a variety of therapeutic tools and techniques and create an individualized and custom approach to addressing client change. The modalities I utilize include CBT, DBT, MI, SFBT, and Seeking Safety. I select and apply what I feel may best suit my clients’ needs. I describe my approach as compassionately direct, as I am upfront and genuine in my collaboration and treatment with clients. If you have a desire to feel better, or improve your functioning in some area of life, and are motivated and willing to do the work, I can help support you on your journey towards change and fulfillment.