Soul Revival Christian Counseling
Learn the Language of your Soul
Michelle Byrd, M.Ed, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor, Texas and Colorado
Trauma Specialist and Christian Counselor
Michelle believes that healing and mental wellness are largely spiritual endeavors. She is passionate about helping you walk in faith in order to find freedom from the shackles of trauma, to discover your authentic wholeness in Christ, and your soul's purpose in this world as a child of God. Her passions led her into the helping industry where she found a tremendous love for mental health, developmental trauma, and the nature of the human soul. Michelle practices boldly in her faith and encourages her clients to walk the redeeming path of seeking closeness to God's heart among all of life's trials.
Michelle was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. She received her undergraduate and graduate degrees at Texas Tech University (wreck em' Tech!) where she studied Community, Family and Addiction Services, followed by Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Her ever-curious mind and experience in the field led her to continued studies in Christian Counseling.
She has vast experience in social services and the psychology field including community mental health care, crisis intervention for domestic violence survivors, social work for inpatient psychiatric hospitalization, various levels of care for addiction treatment including intensive outpatient, partial hospitalization, sober living and residential care, and has been in private practice working primarily with trauma since 2019.
Her experience and training with severe mental illness and addiction led her to the conclusion that the root cause of suffering is almost always unprocessed trauma, and often, separation from God. As C.S. Lewis says, "I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen, not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else."
Michelle's therapeutic approach is deeply compassionate, gentle, trauma-focused and emphasizes addressing the "God shaped hole" inside the human heart (Ecclesiastes 3:11). Walking with the Lord in our mental health journey gives us direction to a spirit-lead life and a foundation to navigate a broken and suffering world. She is passionate about helping others at the intersection of spirituality and mental health from a traditional Christian worldview. Her Christ-centered approach is supported by neuroscience and various evidence-based therapeutic modalities including: Somatic and Attachment-Focused EMDR, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapies.
"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened,
and I will give you rest."