Marriage and Family Therapist: California License; Member AAMFT; Member NCFR
Michelle Deen has been a licensed marriage and family therapist in private practice for over twenty years. In addition to clinical work, her passion lies in the integration of theory, writing, and educating the public about healthy family life and parenting.
Her current project involves debunking conventional wisdom by reframing “the family values debate,” and establishing herself as a modern day, progressive “culture warrior.”
Reframing family values has provided marriage equality activists with a new rationale supporting their movement. “Family values of real value” is a shift in thinking that places the emphasis on healthy family function vs. superficial values that support traditional family structure which can be functional or not.
Her website,”Rethinking Family Values: What it really takes to create happy homes, healthy souls and well-adjusted children” expands on these innovative ideas along with her book-in-progress by the same name.