Michelle L. Byrd, MA, LMHC, LMFT

Antioch University
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I work with individual adults and young adults, as well as children, couples, and families. I am a firm believer in the transformative capacity of skilled and caring counseling and therapy. My work with individual clients and families includes addressing stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, including sexual or physical abuse, relationship challenges, and living with health challenges.

Clinical Supervision:

The important work we do cannot happen in isolation. While the practice and art of counseling and therapy take place in a very private space, we attend to our clients and ourselves through collaboration and support from supervisors, mentors, and peers. In this aspect of my practice, I provide consultation and clinical supervision for other clinicians.


Teaching Faculty

Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Director, Clinical Training

Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Doctoral Candidate, PhD Counselor Education and Supervision (anticipated December 2020)
Antioch University Seattle

MA Psychology, Couple and Family Therapy 1998
Antioch University Seattle

BA Comparative Literature 1988
University of Washington, Seattle

As I am fascinated and compelled by adult/andrological models of learning, I believe my strength as an instructor has been a natural inclination to pull from my own experience to formulate compelling examples for students, and to likewise invite student experience into the lecture and practice, modeling a value for the students’ lived experience. The goals embedded in Antioch’s Applied Psychology curriculum are for students to come closer to an understanding of holding multiple perspectives. A highlight I find for both myself and for my students is that there is a dimension of acquiring additional levels of competence and expertise that requires some patience with the intuitive and unconscious process that is operating and developing as we are consciously striving to learn.

  • Sano, K., Ward, C., Byrd, M., Culturally Sensitive Supervision Model: How Minority Counselor Educators and Supervisors Utilize Supervision Models?, Presented at Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Seattle, October 2019.
  • Gonzalez, M., Baker, D., Batty-Hibbs, L., Berzins, E., Byrd, M., Effective Global Mental Health Education Practices: A Mixed Methods Study of Counselors-In-Training International Service Experiences, Presented at Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Seattle, October 2019.
  • Baker, D., Batty-Hibbs, L., Berzins, E., Byrd, M, Gonzalez, M., Sano, K., Creative Modalities in Global Meant Health: International Cultural Immersion with Counselors-In-Training, Presented at American Counselors Association Conference, New Orleans, LA, March 2019.
  • Berzins, E., Byrd, M., Sano, K., The Commoditization of the Degree: The Influence of Consumer Culture on Students in the Classroom, Presented at Western Association of Counselor Educators and Supervisors, Santa Rosa, CA, November 2018.
  • Sano, K., Byrd, M., Baker, D., Culturally Competent Trauma Counseling, Counselor Training, and Supervision, Presented at Western Association of Counselor Educators and Supervisors, Santa Rosa, CA, November 2018.
  • Ward, C., Kakkar, P., Fort, K., Byrd. M., Enhancing Supervisee Resilience: Strategies for Self-Compassion and Professional Growth, Presented at Western Association of Counselor Educators and Supervisors, Anaheim, CA November 2014.
  • Byrd, M., Ramsdell, C., Forisha, B., Using Children’s Movies in Child and Family Therapy, Presented at the Minnesota Association for Children’s Mental Health 2006 Child and Adolescent Mental Health Conference, Duluth, MN, May 2006.
  • Byrd, M., Forisha, B., Ramsdell, C. Cinematherapy With Young Children and Their Families, Presented at the 66th Annual Conference of the National Council on Family Relations: Section of Family Therapy; Orlando, FL November 2004.
(Selected) Service to the Community
  • Advisory Board Member, Coleman’s Family Services (2019)
  • Represented Antioch University Seattle with Students, Faculty, and Staff in 2015 Seattle Gay Pride Parade
  • Advisory Board Member, Seattle University Masters in Psychology Program (2014-2016)
  • Volunteer, “Girrlvolution” Powerful Voices, (2013-2016)
  • Founding Member, Seattle Privacy Coalition
  • COUN 6003/5 Case Consultation/Internship
  • COUN 5980 Internship Preparation
  • COUN 5270 Career Counseling
  • COUN 5180 Ethics and Professional Issues
  • COUN 5230 Human Development: Gender: A Lifespan Perspective
  • COUN 5060 Communication and Counseling Skills
  • COUN 5000 Competency Assessment I
  • COUN 5003 Competency Assessment III
  • COUN 5990 Independent Study w/individual graduate student: Feminist Therapy: Applications and Ethics
  • Psyc 310 The Counseling Role (for Antioch University Seattle BA Completion Program)
  • COUN 5080 Counseling and Professional Identity – teaching assistant
  • COUN 5520 Tests and Measurements – teaching assistant
  • Additional duties: Faculty advisor for AUS Ethics Team who submitted an essay to the ACA Ethics Competition, 2014 & 2017

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