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Michelle Gunnin, Ed.S., LPC

Hill Country Psychotherapy Associates

Michelle Gunnin, Ed.S. a Licensed Professional Counselor and co-owner of Hill Country Psychotherapy Associates. She has been in practice for more than 20 years. Her specialties include marital therapy, parenting preteens and teens, depression and anxiety, as well as adolescent and preteen psychotherapy. Her approach is eclectic and she applies many counseling approaches to meet client personal goals. She utilizes cognitive behavioral, solution focused, systemic and strategic approaches.

She is very direct in couples sessions and focuses on giving clients the skills needed to stop the negative cycles and power struggles that damage relationships. She currently seeking certification with in Relational Life Therapy by Terence Real which enables couples to heal relationships. Michelle helps clients learn how their family of origin impacts current relationship, and teaches strategies to create the relationship clients want for their marriage and for their children.

Before going into private practice in 2005, she worked in non-profit agencies and focused on substance abuse treatment,  helping adolescents and adults in the legal system, family therapy and adolescent counseling. Michelle was a teacher in elementary and middle school settings for several years before becoming a counselor. She has been married 27 years and has two adult children.