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Micheline Maalouf, LMHC, NCC, MS

"You're off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So... get on your way!"

- Dr. Seuss

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Therapeutic Areas

of Expertise: 

  • Complex trauma &PTSD 

    • Emotional neglect​

    • Children of Narcissistic parents

    • Religious shame/trauma

    • Chronic physical/sexual abuse

  • Shame/self-image

  • Anxiety Disorders:

    • generalized anxiety

    • social Anxiety

    • Specific phobias

    • Intrusive thoughts

    • OCD

  • Life transitions and high stress

    • Breakups​

    • Career changes

    • Moving

    • High-stress professions

Therapeutic Approaches and Interventions: 


Hi! I am Micheline Maalouf (she/her), the founder and owner of ​Serein Counseling, LLC.

Welcome to my Practice!

I offer a warm, respectful, non-judgmental environment. I will work with you to help you develop your coping skills, resolve past hurts, and help you move forward. No matter what challenges you face, I will be there as your advocate and to help empower you. You are capable of change and deserve happiness and peace of mind; this is your first step on that path.

I work with individuals who are experiencing anxiety, depression, recovering from complex trauma (C-PTSD) , PTSD, and/or facing a life transition that is affecting their lives. 

My approach to counseling is rooted in Polyvagal theory, where I look at the challenges you are facing due to chronic stress and/or trauma that have led to a dysregulated nervous system. As a result of the dysregulation, you have been stuck in the fight, flight, freeze, and fawn responses, which are at the baseline for anxiety, depression, and dissociation.   My approach in session is a collaborative one where you and I work together to identify past traumas, helping you regulate your nervous system, reestablish safety within yourself and your environment, and empowering you to find your voice and truth. I am an EMDR-trained therapist and use this approach with clients with a trauma history. 


Due to the physical impacts, trauma and anxiety can have on our bodies, I utilize grounding tools and mindfulness techniques such as breath work, yoga, and meditation to bring awareness to the dysregulated body and help you out of a choric fight/flight/freeze response. I also incorporate grief, inner child work, and reparenting techniques to aid in processing and healing complex trauma. 

Fun facts about me: I am a third-culture kid. I love traveling, learning new languages, and trying the diverse cuisines of the world. In my free time, you will find me hanging out with my family, chilling on my couch, binge-watching my favorite shows, and playing with my awesome Cocker Spaniel, Norman. 

I also love providing people with tips and tricks on how to help their everyday anxiety! Check out my social links for more!

- Micheline

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