Marie-Michele Atkinson, MA, LMFT


EMDR Trainer

About Me

I'm a somatic psychotherapist whose work focuses on healing developmental trauma and complex-PTSD. I work with individual adults and couples of diverse backgrounds and identities such as-but not limited-to LGBTQI+, BIPOC and immigrants, artists, activists, healers, highly sensitive people (HSP) and people who struggle with "eco-grief."

Education & Experience

I hold a Masters in Somatic Psychology ('17) from the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) in San Francisco. I completed my EMDR training through the Institute for Creative Mindfulness. I have trained and consulted with Rachel Walker, LMFT (EMDRIA-approved consultant) and Colleen West, LMFT (EMDRIA-approved consultant) whose work focus on addressing the fragmentation, dissociation and other symptoms associated with complex-PTSD and attachment trauma.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations


Specialty Area

  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Gender Identity
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Somatic Issues
  • Survivor's Guilt

Population Served

  • Adults
  • Couples
  • Immigrants
  • LGBTQ+


  • English
  • French