Michelle Paulsen, LMFT

Provider type: Marriage & Family Therapist

Access for disabilities: Yes

NPI Number: 1801281936


Serving: 15 to 40

About Michelle Paulsen, LMFT

Michelle Paulsen is a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist with over 10 years of experience specializing in depression, anxiety, trauma, LGBTQ+ issues, OCD and PTSD. Michelle treats patients between the ages of 12 and 65 utilizing Person Centered, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, DBT, Gestalt, and ERP in her approach with clients. Michelle has extensive experience counseling children, adolescents, adults, families, military, and groups in both clinical and outpatient settings. In her clinical work, Michelle is well versed in both traditional therapeutic techniques as well as creative modalities such as role play and empty chair. In her free time, Michelle enjoys spending time with her children. She also loves being outdoors, going to the beach and swimming. Michelle has a Master of Science in Marriage, Family, and Child Therapy from the University of Phoenix-Sacramento. She received her Bachelor of Science in English from University of California, Davis.


  • Adoption Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy)
  • Depression
  • Exposure and Response
  • Family Therapy
  • First Responders
  • Gender Identity Issues
  • LGBTQ Issues
  • Military Family Transitions
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • PTSD (Non Combat Related)
  • School Avoidance
  • Spiritual/Mindfulness
  • Trauma
  • Women's Issues
  • Insurance

    • Cigna
    • HMC Healthworks
    • Kaiser
    • Magellan
    • Managed Health Network
    • PHCS/Multiplan
    • Self-Pay/Cash
    • Sharp Health Plan
    • United Healthcare (UBH)