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Michelle Terazawa (ACSW 111006)

  • Adult Individual Therapy

  • Adolescent Individual Therapy

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Michelle Terazawa is an Associate Clinical Social Worker, ASW 111006, specializing in compassionate care and treatment of adults, children, and adolescents using a hybrid model of evidence-based practices and therapeutic modalities. She is the newest member of the team at IPSC since 2023. Michelle earned her Bachelor of Arts degree at Michigan State University and her Master of Social Work degree from Boston University.  


With 8 years of therapeutic experience, Michelle has worked alongside diverse family constellations and truly unique individuals such as survivors of torture and human trafficking in multiple capacities including residential facilities. She has worked at different levels of care: outpatient settings, a high acuity psychiatric hospital, group homes, domestic violence shelters, etc. Her clinical background encompasses severe and persistent mental health presentations and dual diagnosis including co-occurring substance use disorders and victim related populations negatively impacted by the complexity of acute and chronic trauma(s).


Michelle enjoys working with adults, school aged children, and adolescents from ages 5-18 experiencing struggles such as depression, anxiety, relationship conflicts, or low self-esteem along with other challenges accompanied by human development and inevitable life struggles and transitions. She specializes working with adult refugees, immigrants, and younger generations affected by displacement and significant loss. Michelle's therapeutic approach is warm, person-centered, and trauma informed. She utilizes an array of therapeutic modalities with a collaborative and transformative approach empowering others to shed light on their own insights into healing, recovery and self-discovery.

In her spare time, Michelle explores new places and spaces in every corner of the world. She enjoys art fairs, music festivals, and farmer's markets in southern California and beyond. Michelle loves meeting people from all walks of life and is fascinated by unique cultures that expand her heart, mind, and soul. To fuel her inner creativity and practice solid self-care she travels, shops for vintage findings, takes in the Pacific Ocean air, and fulfills her very earnest duty as a foodie.

Feel free to reach out to Michelle at to inquire about availability and appointment times. 



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