Michaele Hawkinson,


As a therapist, my mission is to help you improve your emotional and physical wellbeing, enhance your ability to engage in interpersonal relationships, and empower you with useful tools which will help you problem solve. I am passionate about my work and always strive to work hard and encourage you to do the same. Let’s face it, life can be hard. We will work together as a team to figure out what is working well for you, and what areas of your life can use some improvement. 

– Michaele Hawkinson, MA, LMFT


I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree from Sacramento State University in Psychology. I worked hard in school and my good grades did not come easily. My work ethic and striving to do my best began at a very young age. I earned my Master’s degree in Clinical Counseling from the Professional School of Psychology, which was when my interest in neurodiversity began to develop. This led me to one of my specialty areas of working with families living with Autism. 


I am a California licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFC 44904) with over 20 years experience. I earned my clinical hours as an Associate at a non-profit children center. This is where I learned play therapy, sand tray therapy, and working with families to improve functioning and relationships.

In graduate School, I worked at an inpatient psychiatric facility, where I worked with cases of severe mental illness. It was here that I learned the importance of family history, drug and alcohol effects, and genetic influences.

Before joining The Davis Group, I spent over 15 years in private practice working with people experiencing various kinds of issues, including anxiety, depression, marital conflict, and challenging parental issues.

Clinical Specialties

– Families living with Autism and other neurodiversities

– Adult developmental Stages (Empty Nest, Career changes and challenges, aging issues)

– Caretaker burnout (Adult disabled children and aging parents. Also those who are in the helping professions)

– Individual therapy and Couples therapy


I am the mother of two adult daughters on the Autism spectrum. My oldest is considered high functioning. She has a full time job, although does not drive. She is very verbal and funny. My youngest is considered low functioning. Cognitively, she is around 2 years old. She requires constant care and supervision. She has a very sweet disposition, until she doesn’t! LOL! Things can change quickly, and she can act out aggressively, although usually only toward me. 

My husband and I love to hike, garden, and fish. We are training our 85lb. Chocolate Labrador to be a certified therapy dog. He is already a natural at just over one year old. We also have a very grumpy 13 year old Chiweenie (Doxie/Chihuahua mix).

My joy comes from my family, my pets, music, and my Christian faith.


(Call or Text – ask for Michaele)

Availability & Rates

Monday – Friday, 9-5
$190 per 50 minute session


Please complete the online intake paperwork before your first session. It takes a while to complete – plan on about 30 minutes – but having this information prior to your arrival helps me make the most of our time together. If the person seeking treatment is a child or adolescent, please fill out the “child/adolescent” paperwork; otherwise please complete the “adult” paperwork. Lastly, only complete the “Release of Information” if requested once we begin meeting. I will provide you with the password.