Michelle Jio, LMFT

Michelle is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (#90738) who specializes in working with teens and families. She obtained her B.A. in Communications and her Masters in Counseling Psychology. Michelle enjoys using a family systems approach to understanding the challenges that individuals experience and empowers each family member to thrive while building closer relationships with each other.


  • Marriage and Family Therapist treating teens, families, and young adults in Intensive Outpatient Programs and Partial Hospitalization Programs at El Camino Hospital (2016-present). Providing treatment for mood disorders and substance abuse disorders through individual and family therapy and DBT groups.

  • Clinician II at Uplift Family and Children’s Services Mobile Crisis (2012-2017) providing crisis counseling and suicide assessments for children and teens.

  • Addictions Preventions Counselor at Uplift Family and Children’s Services (2012-2015) providing school-based counseling, group therapy, and family therapy in the community.

Special areas of interest: 

  • Depression and Anxiety Disorders

  • Family Systems

  • Healthy body image

  • Perfectionism

  • Substance Abuse Disorders

Additional Areas of Interest: alternative relationship structures / non-monogamy, anxiety, blended family struggles, co-parenting, depression,  improving social and communication skills, life transitions, self-esteem, and stress management.