Bachelor of Arts, Psychology
Master of Science, Marriage, Family, Child Therapy
License, Areas of Expertise
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, #01297
Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor Intern, #00186-LCIntern
Adjunct Professor, Wongu University
Private Instructor and Coach, MFT State License Exam Preparation
EMDR - Certification in Training
President-Elect, Nevada Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
Clinical Fellow, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
Board Member, OV Nation for Opportunity Village
Board Member, Women's Philanthropy for The Jewish Federation
A Las Vegas native, Michelle Dahan graduated with her Bachelors degree in Psychology from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2006. Michelle focused her clinical studies during her undergraduate program by assisting several doctoral candidates with psychological treatment for children and adolescents with severe Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
In 2007, Michelle continued her education in counseling at the University of Phoenix, specializing in Marriage, Family and Child Therapy. During her graduate clinical work, she pioneered the opening of the university's first counseling center in Las Vegas. Michelle developed and facilitated a graduate student counseling program, including two-way mirrors and video recordings for direct and immediate feedback from clinical supervisors. Michelle focused her clinical practice on the treatment of anxiety disorders and adult female survivors of sexual abuse and trauma.
Michelle later transitioned to an outpatient clinic in 2012 to advance her clinical practice. During Michelle's post graduate internship, she provided psychotherapy to hundreds of patients with a variety of mental health disorders and diagnoses. Michelle developed and operated the clinic's Anger Management Treatment Program for adolescents and adults. In 2015, Michelle opened private practice and is eager to provide psychotherapy that is highly customized and available to optimally serve each of her patients individual needs.
Michelle's training as a Marriage and Family Therapist emphasized a systemic approach to clinical assessment and treatment. Specifically, systemic therapy analyzes the interactional patterns between various relationships in one's life. While the treatment approaches Michelle uses may vary, she enjoys using an experiential approach as well as a cognitive-behavioral approach to therapy. Michelle attends various trainings and certification programs on a regular basis in efforts to continue to expand her knowledge and further develop her clinical practice. Michelle has received numerous clinical awards and certifications of excellence throughout her career resulting from her passion and genuine approach in working with others. Michelle is currently registered in the State of Nevada as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and is certified by the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy as a licensed Clinical Fellow. Michelle was recently elected as the new President-Elect for the Nevada Association for Marriage and Family therapy.
In her free time, Michelle enjoys the outdoors, playing musical instruments, and hot yoga. Michelle also enjoys sharing her passion for learning and education by teaching Psychology and Counseling courses at Wongu University. Michelle is actively involved in several charitable organization in the greater Las Vegas community, including the Anti-Defamation League of Las Vegas GLASS Class Leadership Program and a current position on the associate board OV Nation for Opportunity Village.
Michelle's mission is to provide personalized, high-quality mental health care for each of her patients. She has created a practice that she is passionate about sharing with you. Please contact Michelle today to schedule an appointment.