Michele Simon is a licensed psychotherapist with a private practice in Los Angeles, California. Michele holds a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University in Los Angeles (2017) and trained as an intern at the C. G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles. Currently, Michele is in the Analyst Training Program at the Institute to become certified as a Jungian Analyst.
Michele also received a Master of Arts in Sociology from San Diego State University (1994) where she did a focused study of the culture of MTV and the pop star Madonna from a symbolic and archetypal perspective. After completing her first degree. Michele moved to Los Angeles and began a career in the music business, working for the President of Capitol Records in the iconic Hollywood and Vine tower. Over the course of more than twenty years, Michele worked alongside her mentor to create successful management companies, record labels and helped guide the careers of both established legendary performers as well as many developing artists. The work allowed her access to all aspects of the music business, from the discovery of new artists, coordination with record labels for artist development, day-to-day management of artists, touring and promotion. Michele has had the privilege of working with some of the most well-known and respected artists in the business including, The Beastie Boys, Foo Fighters, Counting Crows, Tears for Fears, Soundgarden, John Legend, and Portugal The Man. The decades spent cultivating and celebrating musical artistry had a deeply profound impact on her personal and professional development. Working closely with talented and passionate musicians, executives, managers, label personnel and coworkers enabled Michele to understand her powerful drive to help others navigate and create meaning from within the context of the creative world around them.
In her practice, Michele primarily approaches therapy from a Jungian and psychodynamic perspective, helping her clients process childhood and trauma wounds, reconcile interpersonal relationship issues and work through creative and personal blocks. Techniques such as dream interpretation, active imagination, storytelling, sandtray and play therapy, can be profoundly instrumental in both the healing process and the actualization of one’s unique potential.