Michele Stamper, LMFT
Michele Stamper received her master’s in clinical psychology at Vanguard University with a focus on psychodynamic and attachment based modalities, after which she continued her training with somatic practices. In addition to being a LMFT, Michele has her Somatic Psychotherapy Certificate, and is Neuroaffective Touch Trained.
As a Trauma Therapist at Lido Wellness Center, Michele works somatically with patients. Her goal is to help them become more embodied—aiding them in connection to the physical part of their being.
Her own journey of healing and recovery from trauma gives her a unique gift as a wounded healer. She has experienced, first-hand, the power of the therapeutic healing process. And she says she “feels honored to be a witness to a patient’s story and watch the healing process take place.”
Michele previously worked at Boys and Girls Club, Salvation Army, and in private practice working with individuals with anxiety, depression, and complex PTSD. She also worked in the insurance industry in corporate America for over 30 years giving her a broad foundation and an intimate understanding of the pressures that can come with the corporate workplace.
I enjoy the collaboration with other team members for our patients as well as the friendships with other therapists and sharing like-minded world views. This was one of the reasons she felt a connection to Lido Wellness Center: “I was drawn to the collaborative and healing culture that was expressed from fellow therapists,” she says.
Her personal practice of self-care includes mindfulness, slowing down, and allowing for time to incorporate the events of her day. She enjoys yoga, bicycle riding, a good podcast, movies, and spending time with family.