Michelle Flores, LMFT

17744 Sky Park Circle Suite 285, Irvine CA 92614

Phone: 714-904-7885

Email: Mflores.lmft@gmail.com


“I have 10 + years serving the community in both the private and public sectors. I currently work for the County of Orange for Children and Youth Behavioral Health. I specialize in treating children and adolescents, but also have provide therapy to adults in private practice (individual, family and couples counseling).  I am a certified PCIT therapist and have training in other evidenced based models such as EMDR (Eye movement desensitization reprocessing) and TF-CBT (trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy).”

“I recommend reducing stress levels by implementing time management strategies. Ensuring to always make time for desired activities. A good way in choosing stress reducing activities is asking the question “What would I like to try or do more of if I had more time?”  So often we are easily able to identify at least one thing that brings us joy (i.e. exercise, hobby, recreational class, reading, dancing etc.) Lets do it!”

“Three things to support psychological and emotional self care:  Prioritize health (i.e. eating habits, sleep habits, regular check ups, exercise), family (i.e. meal time, quality time activities, active communication) and maintain a work/life  balance (i.e. leaving work at home, setting boundaries with workload, planning vacations).”

 “Mental Health awareness is important because so often its overlooked when considering physical ailments. Looking at the body in a wholistic manner helps better understand why we feel the way that we do. Being aware our emotional state may help prevent poor eating habits, lack of exercise, and other stress related health complications.”

“Always practice mindfulness, allow yourself to be in the moment. Take it in what surrounds you, take a moment to notice your breath, stop and smell the flowers, and never forget to smile. Don’t forget, a smile and a quick good day wish may be all it takes to brighten someone else’s day.”