Meet Michelle King Rayfield—Therapist at Best Therapists

Michelle King Rayfield, LMFT

California, LMFT #122618

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About Michelle King | She/her

Michelle specializes in trauma/PTSD, anxiety, life transitions, addiction, relationships, and couples counseling. As a Certified EMDR Therapist, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, IFS Institute Trained Therapist, and expert in the field of addiction, she has worked as an Individual and Group Therapist as well as Clinical Director in numerous treatment centers across Southern California. She has experience in hospital, residential, and outpatient settings and has researched psychological trauma and neuroscience with teams at Cedars-Sinai. Michelle approaches therapy through a somatic, cognitive, and emotional healing lens. She believes in holistic treatment and integrates a variety of approaches as appropriate for each individual, including CBT, DBT, EMDR, attachment-based interventions, IFS, and more. Prior to becoming a therapist, Michelle was a Nonprofit Director, Educator for the Deaf, and Private Educational Specialist. She holds a Masters in Education from USC and consistently pursues new learning opportunities. With a passion for dance and music, she was a dance teacher for many years and still loves going to concerts around Los Angeles.

Message to clients

Are you looking for help to deal with trauma, anxiety, addiction, or a life transition? Having a hard time in relationships or wanting to strengthen your relationship with your partner? I have years of experience helping people overcome these kinds of struggles in order to find a sense of peace and fulfillment. People who know me best would say I'm smart, down-to-earth, easy to talk to, and a kind-hearted soul. I love getting to know people, listening to their stories, providing support, and utilizing my professional knowledge to help people find change. I know it can be hard to find a therapist, and I believe connection and trust are the most important things to look for in a therapeutic relationship. I encourage you to reach out for a free consultation. I'd be happy to answer any questions or discuss how I can help.


Masters in Clinical Psychology | Pepperdine University, 2017

Race and ethnicity

White, Pacific Islander

Cultural and experiential knowledge

White culture

Languages spoken


Spiritual knowledge

Spiritism, Non-religious (Agnosticism, Atheism, Secular)

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Virtual or in person

Virtual and In Person


Trauma, Couples counseling, Anxiety

Additional areas of focus

Addiction, Bipolar disorder, Life transitions, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Premarital counseling, Self esteem/self worth, Social anxiety, Stress, Substance misuse/dependency

Therapeutic style

Affirming, Calming, Empowering, Inquisitive, Conversational


Attachment based, Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), EMDR, Internal family systems (IFS), Trauma-focused, Psychodynamic

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Individual Session



Couples Session


Family Session

Sliding scale

Does not offer sliding scale spots

Insurance accepted
Does not work directly with insurance companies
Works with your out of network benefits to get you reimbursed for therapy
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Peer review

I have had the privilege of working closely with Michelle, and I can confidently attest to her exceptional skills and strong dedication as a psychotherapist. Michelle's professionalism, combined with her exceptional talent and genuine concern for the welfare of her clients, make her a truly outstanding psychotherapist. It is an honor to recommend Michelle, and I have no doubt that she will continue to positively impact the lives of many individuals through her remarkable work.

—Amanda Ferrara, LMFT
Peer review

Michelle consistently goes above and beyond to ensure that each client receives personalized, holistic care tailored to their unique needs. I can confidently recommend Michelle King without reservation and believe she is an pioneer in the field of mental health.

—Jane Alt, LMFT
Peer review

Michelle is a lovely, empathetic, caring therapist who really takes the time to attune to her clients. She meets her clients where they are at and works collaboratively with each individual to craft a healing treatment plan. Michelle is an authentic and skillful professional that clients would be proud to call their therapist.

—Casey Strenski, LMFT
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