Michelle Scharlop, LMFT
Your Relationship Expert
Transforming Relationships, one relationship at a time
Hello and thank you for wanting to know a little more about me. I am Michelle Scharlop, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Your Relationship Expert. I specialize in transforming relationships, one relationship at a time.
I understand that life gets in the way and sometimes there is breakdown in communication in any relationship, especially for couples. Couples or family members fall into a negative pattern of communication and then start feeling unheard, unimportant and unhappy. That leads to feelings of resentment, loss of connection, contestant bickering that can quickly turn into arguments and possibly feeling lonely in your relationship. Then you start wondering how am I going to live the next five, ten, twenty plus years feeling this way?
You don’t have to feel this way.
Personally, I have had my own learning curve when it comes to relationships and some were good and some not so good. As a family member, I know that the relationship between members of a family can be difficult at times, juggling different personalities and opinions. During my single years, I had to figure out the world of dating and that was a challenging time. Having been happily married now for over 15 years, I wholeheartedly understand that marriage comes with its ups and downs. Marriage is a work in progress. It’s not all romance and flowers. I am also a mother and I know firsthand how wonderful parenthood is but that it also changes the dynamics of your relationship with your spouse. Your roles, expectations, priorities and even your values change. I’ve also experienced times where the daily scheduling of work, homework, car pools, cooking meals, leaves little time for anything else. I know that being a married, working mother has made me a better relationship therapist as I “get it”.
Professionally, I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over a decade of experience working successfully with couples, individuals and families dealing with a variety of issues that could arise in a relationship. I pride myself on staying on top of continued education in my field and I’ve had specialized training in couples’ work including the Gottman Method of Couples Therapy, which is a research based model. I am a Verified Expert for marriage.com, a website that is becoming known as the world’s largest marriage resource. I earned my Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Nova Southeastern University (2004), a Certificate in Elementary Education from Florida International University (1989) and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida (1987). I am a clinical member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), the Florida Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (FAMFT), the Broward Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (BAMFT), and an approved Pre-Marital Course Provider for Broward County. I am an active member in the Plantation community and I am dedicated to helping people develop more meaningful and satisfying relationships.
I’ve always been interested in learning about people and relationships and how they interact with each other. That interest led me to a career that gives me the opportunity to dedicate myself to helping people like you reclaim your life. I am passionate about my work as I see firsthand how with the right tools and guidance relationships can transform and thrive. I am thrilled that my clients trust me to be a part of their journey to restore happiness, connection, friendship and love. Every client is unique and we will work towards your goals with therapy sessions that are customized to meet your needs. My goal is to put my clients on a clear path to happiness. Are you searching for a professional who is committed to working hard with you and for you? If you are, now is the time for us to work together. You do not need to live the next year, five years, ten years, twenty plus years feeling stuck in an unhappy relationship. I am here to help.
Your Relationship Expert,
You are the expert in your life and with my expertise in relationships and the therapeutic process; we will find the solutions that you are seeking.