Michelle Hutchings, MA, LMFT


Life can feel like a roller coaster, with plenty of unexpected twists and turns. While many of the issues we face in our lives are manageable on our own, others may warrant a confidential, objective outsider to help us through. You don’t have to do it alone. I have been fortunate enough to work with individuals, couples and families from diverse backgrounds facing a wide variety of struggles. Whatever challenges you may be facing, take comfort in knowing you’re not alone and there is hope! I have always believed in people’s innate strength to overcome, and feel passionate about helping others remember and access their unique strengths that have helped them through previous struggles.

Michelle Hutchings


I completed my undergraduate studies at Utah Valley University in 2011, graduating Magna Cum Laude with my Bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Science with an emphasis in Psychology. The following year, pursuing my desire to experience new places and push myself, I moved to California to earn my Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Alliant International University in Sacramento.


While earning my Master’s degree I worked at a local outpatient drug abuse treatment facility working with individuals, couples and running groups. I also worked at a local non-profit agency where I offered low-cost counseling to people with a wide variety of issues. After graduation I completed my internship at The Davis Group where I now work as a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (#102246).


I was born and raised in Utah and moved to Sacramento in 2012 just before starting my Master’s program at Alliant. California has always had my heart, and while I miss the beautiful mountains in Utah, living in our warm weather near beaches, mountains, and (possibly most importantly) having no need to shovel snow have long-since convinced me this is home! I have a passion for travel, as evidenced by my ridiculously long travel bucket list! I love the way the places I’ve been able to visit have taught me more about life and people and given me a deeper respect for culture and context. I also enjoy weight training, running and yoga, which doesn’t always complement my love of gaining culinary skills…the struggle is real! Various other interests of mine include photography, motorcycles, hiking, reading, and spending time with family and friends.


Availability & Rates

  • Monday-Friday, 9-7
  • $150 per 50 minute session
  • $100+ sliding scale depending on need and availability