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Vision Statement

The vision of the Michelle Robin Gould Corporation is:

  • To empower people in recovery to wake up with passion for life.

  • To engage counseling clients and colleagues with dynamic, lean-forward learning that inspires participation and drives clients toward real world action.

  • To innovate the delivery of private practice counseling by providing secure, affordable options to support the adoption of e-learning content in client treatment and counselor education.

  • To bridge the gap between private practice counseling. instructional design and delivery, and counselor education by fusing research-supported strategies from the counseling, education, system theory, and technology industries.

Mission Statement

My mission is helping humans learn how to human. I optimize therapy with supplemental trainings that feature evidence-based, state-of-the-art instructional design. Everything you learn should be personalized, measurable, and applicable in your daily life.

Core Values

Listed below, the company’s core values demonstrate a commitment to innovation, to encouraging clients to step outside their comfort zone, and to catalyze trust in the integrity of the company.

Convenient

Services and products are accessible from computer, phone, or tablet, 7 days/week, with service plans that offer concierge-level access to the therapist and instructional designer.

Attentive

Commitment to providing exceptional value across service, content, security, and support with a focus on improving quality of life.

Empowering

Putting people at the center of their own lives so they stop feeling trapped or stuck and start feeling capable by realizing they have more options than they thought.

Proactive

Developing new content in response to clients' needs and the emergence of new technologies.

Transformational

Offering meaningful solutions through authentic learning experiences that enhance retention, strengthen healing, and transfer to real life situations.

Nourishing

Giving clients engaging tools to work with at their own pace, so self-improvement and lifelong learning fit into their lifestyle.

Realistic

Setting achievable expectations through lesson plans with clearly-understood, easily measured results that confirm changes in knowledge, skills, and attitudes that elevate experiences in all areas of one’s life.

Logo icon with intersecting triangles. Michelle Robin Gould, LMHC. Tagline: Exploring options, enriching lives

Branding

My company offers three service-product offerings: counseling services, instructional design services, and counselor education. The three overlapping triangles in my logo represent these three offerings and hint at the intersections between these services. My company tagline, “Exploring options, Enriching lives” speaks to the ideology of all three of my company’s offerings.

The intricacy of my logo and color palette communicate the complexity of the human condition. The descriptors below illuminate the meaning behind each color choice and explain the role of each color in supporting my mission, vision, and core values.

Optimistic Orange

Optimism. Creativity. Enthusiasm. Warmth. Friendliness. Welcoming.

Promising Pink

Boldness. Playfulness. Vibrance. Self-respect. Harmony. Energy. Defiance. Innovation.

Robin Red

Stimulation. Vitality. Wealth. Passion. Excitment. Urgency. Power. Action.

Sunshine Yellow

Cheerfulness. Brightness. Fun. Happiness. Purification. Awareness. Mental Acuity. Logic/Intellect.

Soft Lime

Freshness. Naturalness. Growth. Renewal. Generosity. Nurturing.

Surfer Cyan

Stability. Dependability. Trustworthiness.

Caribbean Cyan

Rejuvenation. Calming. Healing.

Sea Glass Cyan

Soothing. Restfulness. Spirituality.

Strong Cyan

Strength. Loyalty. Dignity. Security.

White

Purity. Simplicity. Clarity. Freshness. Cleanliness.

Soft Onyx

Classic. Elegant. Sophisticated. Luxurious. Powerful.

Credentials and Qualifications

Please see each of the main pages for my specific training and qualifications in counseling services, instructional design services, and counselor education.

Work-Life Balance

There are several things I do to maintain work-life balance. in addition to work, I keep in close contact with family and friends. I place equal emphasis on leisure and intellectual pursuits. I follow blogs on personal development, science and technological innovation, animals, food, and current events. I subscribe to Netflix, Paramount+, Amazon Video, Amazon Music, The Washington Post, and The New York Times. I love meal time. I'm a lacto-ovo vegetarian, and I'm constantly experimenting. I believe food should be pretty, and I put as much energy into plating a meal for myself as I would if I were throwing a dinner party. Cooking is meditative for me.

I have been in continuous recovery from addiction since 2011. I practice an active recovery program. I call recovery supports daily, I attend meetings and workshops, I have a sponsor, I maintain service commitments, I read voraciously about recovery-related topics, and I journal. Most importantly, I stay teachable. I spend a lot of time learning to live in the moment from my cat, a Bombay Panther (aka black cat) named Charley-McGillicuddy. I meditate daily, and I use the Yamuna Body Rolling balls for chronic pain management. I'm a big believer in taking time to breathe, stretch, and ponder.

One of my favorite ways to relax is creating posts for my social media sites. Having a creative outlet that channels my recovery interests keeps my imagination active and my recovery fresh. If you decide to check out my social media site, please be sure to read my social media policy for clients here first.

You may have noticed that I offer counseling services seven days a week, and you might wonder how I avoid burnout. Keep in mind that just because I book sessions seven days a week doesn't mean I have time available every waking hour of all seven days! If I've booked personal time, I consider that time just as booked as it would be for a professional appointment. After all, if I don't model good time management and healthy habits for you, how could you trust me to help you with those issues?

General Copyright Policy

Please note that all materials on this website are the copyrighted intellectual property of Michelle Robin Gould. These materials may not be shared, distributed, altered, or used for any other purpose on penalty of legal or financial repercussions. These materials are proprietary and are subject to U.S. and International Copyright Law.

Copyright Policy Regarding Client Materials

Payment for counseling service packages does not entitle or grant clients licensing rights to intellectual property. Please note that access to your learning materials and therapy and training website is intended only for the personal use of clients of Michelle Robin Gould, LMHC, NCC, BC-TMH and/or the Michelle Robin Gould Corporation. Counseling and learning materials may not be further retained or further disseminated without express written permission.

Materials created by other entities and supplied to counseling clients by Michelle Robin Gould, LMHC, NCC, BC-TMH or Michelle Robin Gould Corporation in the course of therapy have been purchased by and/or licensed to Michelle Robin Gould for use with clients. Clients may use these materials for personal use only and may not share, distribute, alter, or use these materials for any other purpose on penalty of legal or financial repercussions.