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Michelle Grassa Kozak, LCPC

I am client focused, strength-based, and utilize cognitive reframing to help develop mental, physical, and emotional strength.  The client is the master of his/her path to healing.   By providing both guidance and a safe place to self-explore, I am a resource and support to adult clients as they make their journey to healing.

I have had the pleasure of working at Bodhi with adult clients and couples at since 2016.

I am certified and licensed to use breath work, mindfulness, and yoga practices combined with clinical counseling in a powerful approach to add joy to your life and achieve your personal goals. 

I began studying yoga in 2000, earned my 200 hour certification in 2002 and continued my study of Raja Yoga at the Himalayan Institute completing my 500 hour certification.  I then returned to academia to complete my Maryland Professional License.  It was important to me to learn yoga credentials along with State Licensure to address the whole person in treatment.  This combined treatment option allows me to meet the client where he/she is in respect to physical well-being, one’s emotional health, and mental clarity and stability.

Each person may notice stress in the body through tight shoulders or neck, headaches, clenched jaws, upset stomach, or any other number of physical symptoms.  I believe the emotion attached to that stress also manifests, or gets “stuck” in the body.   Research shows that yoga, mindfulness practices, along with breath and body awareness can create measurable, positive changes in brain functioning along with physical and mental health.  This approach can be very powerful to reduce anxiety, cope with stressful situations, and help clear the mind of distractions for healthy decision making.

In addition to using Somatic Therapy, I hold a certification in EMDR and am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional.

Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your journey!  Don’t forget to breathe!!

Professional Licensure:

  • State of Maryland Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) [#LC7500]
  • National Certified Counselor (NCC)

Clinical Supervisor:

  • Board Approved LGPC Supervisor
  • Currently Supervising: Alexis Desai, LGPC

Additional Certification:

  • 500 hour Yoga Certification 
  • Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP)