Michelle Bee has been recognized as a leading visionary within her community and a dynamic advocate of blending diverse healing arts, poetry therapy and holistic (mind-body-spirit) medicine.
Michelle’s professional background includes 10 years as a licensed psychotherapist, 15 years of experience with research-based methods for healing, energy medicine, cognitive restructuring, emotional release work, secure attachment building, social-emotional learning, cultural and identity exploration and mastery of self-love, self-trust and self-care practices.
She specializes in the use of expressive art therapy (poetry, music, movement, play, writing, meditation, & art), cognitive-behavioral therapy, motivational psychology, energy psychology, and spiritual technologies.
Michelle is an active member of the National Association of Poetry Therapy (NAPT) and served on the Board, California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT), and served as Co-Chair on the Los Angeles CAMFT expressive arts committee. She has been published in the Museletter, the official NAPT newsletter, and the Los Angeles CAMFT newsletter supporting expressive arts in therapy.
Her poetry book, Searching for SHE in the Poet-Tree of Life, is now available!
Michelle Bee is a mystic poet who practice psychotherapy by reflecting the uniqueness of a snowflake in each and every session. She dances outside of the imaginary red lines to the beat of nature, the cosmos and the intuitive drum.
After being trained in traditional psychotherapy, she used her instinctive reflex to address the missing ingredients for exploring wholeness and wellbeing. She is deep rooted in the vibrant colors of energy medicine, spiritual practices, storytelling, journaling, yoga, poetry, dance, music and anything else she senses would speak to the soul of her clients and bring about TRUE healing.
As an ease-based alchemist, she explores the elements needed to transform the heaviness of systematic life into gold star dust. She practices this process with her own life by identifying and releasing thoughts, emotions and habits that came from societal programing to experience deeper self-love. Her goal is to embrace a liberated view of herself, her body, and her life path outside of the matrix.
She uses her love for poetry to express her transformation and turned it into a book entitled Searching for SHE.
Your Outer World Reflects your Inner World.
Take action to transform your world! As a master guide, I will support you through the process. You deserve to...
- Know the values, philosophies and practices required for your optimal health.
- Find ease in making decisions and expressing your voice.
- Receive prosperity and joy as you express your gifts and talents at work.
- Experience an abundance of positive energy everyday.
What are you celebrating?
What are you releasing?
What are you welcoming in?
The lesson I learned as an Intern
In my heart I knew I loved helping others heal and find joy. I became a psychotherapist to align my passion and my career.
One day as a Marriage and Family Therapist Intern I woke up and realized I hated my job and doubted myself as a healer. I started thinking, "maybe I chose the wrong career; Maybe this isn't for me."
I made two big assumptions and both were wrong
(1) I thought my lack of connection to my job meant I shouldn't be a therapist and (2) that my inability to thrive as an intern was about my personal inadequacy. Later, I learned these beliefs were WRONG and BLOCKING MY SUCCESS.
I figured it out!
My community mental health job was not aligned with my passion. It didn't feel supported, safe or able to grow as a healer.
That environment wasn't about helping people heal, it was about the appearance of helping people.
So much of what I saw was the mental health industry putting bandages on major wounds and saying clients were "treatment complete." I was so thankful for this insight. I was OBIVOUSLY IN THE WRONG PLACE, so I left!
Next, I got licensed and I took a job at one of the top HMO's that payed extremely well and seemed to be much better. Then I saw it again, the same pattern. They echoed the same model of making it look good on the outside but they too were not helping people heal.
So I left, and this time I decided to start my own practice.
Over the years I watched many amazing therapist give up hope and quit without getting licensed. Some went into different professions and abandoned their dreams because they thought they weren't good therapists. I can relate to these feelings.
I was fortunate to hear my intuition say, "this isn't the way it should be, this system is broken, it's not for you."
Do you hear the same inner voice? You are called to show up in your own special way to help the people? Are you trying to figure it all out? Please don't give up! Every healer that walks away from the call is also walking away from the people waiting for their healing power.
We need your voice, we need your healing!
Your talents are so special, you are the only one who can express them. If you don't show up fully, the world misses out. I miss out, and I ain't havin' it! I want to live in a world where you give that special thing you were born to give.
I want to celebrate your genius in full bloom!!!