Michele Waldman is dedicated to helping individuals develop healthy, productive, and fulfilled lives and relationships. Her approach is supportive, interactive, and direct while also keeping a bit of light-heartedness and a hopeful approach to her methods. With her guidance, many individuals and couples have found the solutions to make positive changes in their lives. By utilizing several different modalities of practice, she tailors her practice to each individual, couple, or group.

In 2018, Michele and her family (husband and two boys) had a dream to build a school in Africa.  Together, they raised the funds to build Sikhulangothando Creche (elementary school), in the Kwazulu Natal region of South Africa. They worked with The Africa Foundation to get approval from the local community and Zulu Chief, and to make the dream a reality.

Michele is deeply involved with animal activism and animal rights. She has volunteered at several animal sanctuaries, where she has made many friends with pigs, sheep, goats, cows, horses, and turkeys. She helped rescue calves from the dairy industry and then helped to find them homes at local animal sanctuaries where they will now live out their lives in safety.

Michele pursued her dream of opening her animal sanctuary and obtained her 501c3 for Rosie’s Animal Farm. She recently took ownership of farmland in Potomac, Maryland, and has scheduled to open in 2022.

Michele is married with children, dogs, and cats. All of whom she feels have provided her with her most valuable hands-on education.

If you would like to donate to Rosie’s Animal Rescue: Tax ID number 86-28969784

California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

Michele Waldman- Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Michele Waldman graduated from UC Berkeley with a Bachelor of Science. She received a Masters in Counseling Psychology from California Institute of Integral Studies, in San Francisco and a Masters in Latin American Studies with a focus in International Marketing from UCLA. Michele was born in Auckland, New Zealand and spent her childhood in Australia.  Before starting private therapy practice, she worked and lived in 40 countries around the world.  She worked in International Advertising Sales for 15 years before deciding to change her career and follow her life dream of becoming a psychotherapist. 

– Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT) California License: #94781 – Maryland License #LCM844
– California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) – M.A. in Counseling Psychology


– California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) – Member
– Association of Family Therapists of Northern California (AFTNC) – Member