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 at Family Therapy Center (2018-present).
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:
Transition from college to adulthood
Depression and Anxiety Disorders
Substance Abuse Disorders
Additional Areas of Interest: alternative relationship structures / non-monogamy, anxiety, blended family struggles, co-parenting, depression, family systems, healthy body image, improving social and communication skills, life transitions, perfectionism, self-esteem, and stress management.