Michelle Kanga

My first priority in therapy is for you to feel heard and understood. Coming to therapy and talking about problems in your life is challenging and commendable. As you do this, I will help you understand more about your patterns of thinking, the ways you respond to your emotions, how you interpret situations, and what underlying beliefs you have about yourself and others. My job is to provide you with support and education that will help you improve your life.

More About My Practice

I work with adults in individual therapy and work with couples. My theoretical approach is integrative. I draw from a variety of approaches, wiht a focus on Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Psychodynamic, Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment (ACT), and Dialectical Behavioral therapies (DBT).

My Specialties

I specialize in evaluating and working with clients dealing with a wide range of issues, such as trauma, interpersonal problems (romantic relationships, family, friends, coworkers, etc.), depression, anxiety, life changes, and stress. I provide the two therapies that research has shown to be the most effective for treating Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and Prolonged Exposure therapy (PE).

Education and Career Background

  • Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from University of Kansas

  • M.A. in Clinical Psychology from University of Kansas

  • B.A. in Psychology from Bucknell University

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship at VA Maine Health Care System

  • Pre-doctoral Internship at VA Maryland Health Care System and University of Maryland Baltimore Consortium