Michelle Niehues, MS, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Now seeing clients at the
Downtown Topeka location & online
I believe we have the power not just to survive, yet we deserve to thrive in life. When my clients first come in, I want them to feel comfortable and at ease. You deserve to be heard. I hope to build a relationship that allows you to be you, develops understanding and trust, and can be supportive while working through the challenging parts. I typically find that most of our problems are multi-faceted, and through a systemic framework, I explore the contributing factors with you. As a therapist I hope to:
Provide coping skills
Find understanding and awareness of your struggle
Navigate with you through the challenge
Being a family therapist has been a lifelong passion of mine, and it is for that reason I have a natural understanding of behaviors, feelings, and interactions. I received my Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services with a Minor in American Ethnic Studies through Kansas State University. I pursued higher education in North Carolina through Pfeiffer University, and I obtained my Master's of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy through Friends University. Some services I provide include
Individuals: My goal is to meet you where you are at whether you are facing a difficult struggle, not sure where to go next in life, or you want to focus on personal development. Some specific areas with individuals include distress, grief/loss, trauma, stress, anxiety, self-esteem, domestic violence, emotional management, spiritual/religious growth, and personal growth.
Couples: Most of my work with couples includes those who have concerns with relational distress, intimacy, communication, and infidelity. Also, I provide pre-marital sessions and relationship strengthening. I try to help couples understand their patterns of interaction, strengths/weaknesses, and underlying fears. I hope to help couples with both the emotional and logical aspects. Additionally, I am certified as a Prepare/Enrich facilitator.
Spiritual/Religion: As mentioned earlier, I believe our life consists of many contextual factors. Our spiritual and religious journey can be an essential aspect of our lives. I have found our faith is both our foundation in which our values sit, as well as hope to persevere through our complications. I have discovered that it is most helpful to let clients choose how they want to approach spirituality in session because I believe we are all in different places.
I am able to take payment from HSA/FSA cards.