Michelle Hastings, Ph.D.
Licensed Counseling Psychologist




1997:  BFA Performing Arts
Stephens College, Columbia, MO

2006:  M.Ed. Counseling Psychology
University of Missouri-Columbia

2012:  Ph.D. Counseling Psychology
Univeristy of Missouri-Columbia

2021: EMDR Training

EMDRIA Training Provider-Miranda Counseling





  • Grief & Loss

  • Depression

  • Anxiety 

  • Bipolar Disorder

  • Work-Life Balance

  • Spirituality

  • Identity Development

  • Life Transitions

  • EMDR 

  • Individual, Couples, & Family Therapy

My Approach To Therapy


Empathy, authenticity, and unconditional acceptance are the fundamental qualities I cultivate in the relationships with my clients. I try to create a safe place where they can be vulnerable and validated while also gaining the room for self-compassion, hope, healing, and change. My approach to therapy is holistic, though I am drawn to attachment and person-centered theories within a multicultural framework. I also strongly resonate with the research on shame, vulnerability, and wholehearted living by Brene Brown. I value collaboration and support in the therapeutic process while also being direct when providing feedback. Essentially, the theories and interventions I use vary and depend upon my client’s unique presenting issue, cultural background, needs, and readiness.