Michaela Choy is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, specializing in therapy services for couples, families and individuals.
Michaela received a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Management from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She went on to pursue her Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the Family Institute at Northwestern University.
Michaela has significant clinical experience working with couples, families, and individuals seeking help with depression, anxiety, relational conflict, emotional and physical intimacy issues, infidelity, and communication issues. She is a trained facilitator of PREPARE/ENRICH, which is an effective assessment tool used in couple therapy. Additionally, Michaela received specialized training in a crisis intervention model that emphasizes compassion and support to those struggling with emotional and physical abuse, LGBTQIA+ issues and suicidality during her time as a crisis hotline worker.
Michaela believes that collaboration and a strong therapeutic relationship are necessary components to therapy. She draws on a strengths-based approach and utilizes the best parts of different therapy models to best meet clients’ needs. She believes it is an honor to work with clients in a therapeutic capacity and promotes an environment that is both culturally sensitive and safe for client’s to be their authentic selves.
Michaela’s strongest interests in therapy include workings with couples who seek stronger emotional and physical bonds, strengthening trust and repairing after infidelity, working with emerging adults and families seeking stronger cohesion and connection.
Michaela is a pre-clinical member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), as well as a member of the Illinois Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (IAMFT) Chicago Chapter.