Bachelor of Arts, Psychology
Master of Science, Marriage, Family, Child Therapy
License, Areas of Expertise
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, #01297
AAMFT Approved Supervisor
Adjunct Professor, UNLV
Adjunct Professor, Wongu University
Private Instructor and Coach, MFT State License Exam Preparation
Past President-Elect, Nevada Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
Clinical Fellow, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
A Las Vegas native, Michelle Dahan graduated with her Bachelor's 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 postgraduate 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 her private practice and provides 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 emphasizes 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 and a cognitive-behavioral approach to therapy. Michelle attends various trainings and certification programs on a regular basis to 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 and an AAMFT approved clinical supervisor.
In her free time, Michelle enjoys the outdoors, playing musical instruments, and spending time with her family. Michelle enjoys sharing her passion for learning and education as an adjunct faculty member at UNLV and Wongu University. Michelle also offers training workshops to therapist interns in preparation for the licensing exam. Michelle is involved in several charitable organization in the greater Las Vegas community, including past President-Elect for the Nevada Association for Marriage and Family therapy.
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.
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