Meet Michelle Anderson
Founder, MA, LMHC, PMH-C
In 2011, after years working as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) Michelle gave birth to her third child. In the days after, Michelle recognized that although she craved support, getting to her therapist's office sometimes required more work, energy, and organizing than she could manage. Michelle realized that (1) she needed a therapist specifically trained in the terrain of motherhood, and (2) it would be a wonderful gift if that therapist would come to the house. At that moment, Mobile Mama was conceived. In 2014, Michelle transformed her private therapy practice and created Mobile Mama Therapy with the mission to provide therapy for mamas from conception through motherhood. In so doing, Michelle continued her training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Lifespan Integration and Yoga, and became Perinatal Mental Health Certified (PMH-C) by Perinatal Support International.
With gratitude, tenderness, and creativity, Michelle has worked with hundreds of mothers over the years, navigating the transition to motherhood, attachment, Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs), grief and loss, traumatic birth, parenting concerns and adjustment. Through this process, Michelle has developed “tools for mamas” designed specifically to support the “clunky but normal” transition to motherhood. Michelle has continued to grow Mobile Mama to support mothers and families of Whatcom County and the surrounding areas and works closely with Perinatal Support Washington, training therapists and birth providers throughout the region.
When out of the office, Michelle can be found in the garden or hiking and biking with her family and sweet dog Sparks.