Michelle Heinhold

Therapist Las Vegas

Helping people every step of the way.

Hi, I’m Michelle Heinhold! I work with children as young as 3 years old. Working with children and adolescents is something I feel very passionate about.

My Story

 I went away for college, receiving my undergraduate degree at the University of Utah in Human Development and Family Studies. I was accepted into the University of Michigan’s Social Work Program, and received my Master’s degree in Social Work in December of 1996. I began working on my internship hours right out of graduate school in Michigan. In 1998, I moved back to Las Vegas, Nevada, continuing to work on my internship.  I became fully credentialed as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in 1999. I have two wonderful boys, a dog and two cats.

In 2008, I injured my back. As a competitive runner since the age of 14, I was faced with finding another alternative to exercise. I discovered yoga, and I feel it has truly transformed my life. So much so, that in 2014, I went through yoga teacher training, receiving my Registered Yoga Teacher license. I feel my yoga license compliments my training as a therapist; I use meditation, relaxation and other areas of yoga with my  clients.

I work with children as young as 3 years old. Working with children and adolescents is something I feel very passionate about. Using a variety of quality play therapy methods, I can provide your child with a safe therapeutic environment.

I also work with the LGBTQ+ community. I have experience working with clients exploring gender and sexual identity.

My Values & Beliefs

Where a person is emotionally in their life, that is where we will begin the process. Your values and beliefs are a big part of therapy, and I respect each individual’s belief system.

My Approach

I work with an individual where they are at and what issues they are ready to address. My background therapy treatment is Cognitive Behavioral and Family Systems Therapy. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is changing patterns of behavior and thinking to access more positive thinking. Family Systems approach is looking at how the family affects the individual, bringing other family members into therapy if needed, and how the family unit contributes to where the individual is today. I also use my background in yoga to help with mindfulness; refocusing thoughts on the present moment. If we are stuck in the past, depression can occur. If we are focused mainly on the future, anxiety can be a result. Mindfulness techniques will allow thoughts to travel back to the present.