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Michelle Pfau

Outpatient Mental Health Professional
Year Joined: 2015
Years of Experience: 11


Bemidji State University - BA
St. Cloud State University - MS
Areas of Experience
  • Abuse (Sexual, Physical, Verbal)
  • ADD & ADHD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Adolescent Issues
  • Anxiety - General
  • Autism
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Christian Counseling
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • College-Aged and Student Issues
  • Conflict Resolution Skills
  • Court-Ordered Therapy
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family of Origin
  • Grief & Loss
  • Guilt & Shame
  • Incorporates Prayer
  • Life Transitions
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Panic Disorder
  • Personality Disorders
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum, Perinatal
  • Relationship Issues
  • Schizophrenia
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Identity
  • Serious & Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI)
  • Social Anxiety
  • Special Assessments
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Substance Use
  • Work Issues

More About Michelle Pfau

Clinical Interests:

My specialties and clinical interests include providing individual therapy for patients ages 6+, clients of varying ability, co-occurring substance use disorders, anxiety, depression, panic disorders, trauma recovery, chronic pain, autism, attachment concerns, cluster B personality disorders, and CBT treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder. I have interest in holistic care.

Clinical Approach:

My priority is to meet my clients where they are and utilize person-centered, strength-based, and motivational interviewing to support and assist them in their journey towards mental health, trauma, and/or substance abuse recovery. I try to instill hope when my patients have difficulty finding it. I am also savvy in Cognitive Behavior Therapy to assist my patients in uncovering mistaken beliefs they may hold and challenge these beliefs in order for my patients to discover their full potential.


I enjoy the outdoors including camping, canoeing, hunting, fishing, and gardening. Aside from the outdoors I enjoy crocheting, art, coffee, listening to music, and spending time with friends and family.