Michelle Pliske

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Telehealth is available. My specialty areas include child development, trauma, anxiety, grief & loss and chronic medial issues. I have a play therapy room designed for expressive therapies and family systems work. I am certified in play therapy, trauma & EMDR.


  • Adolescent/Teen Therapy
  • Child Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Adolescent/Teen Therapy
  • Child Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy

My Approach

Creating an environment of safety means having a focus on relationships. It is impossible to think creatively, problem solve or think through some of the most profound or difficult experiences in life if there isn't a feeling of trust. Relationships matter and I believe it is important to invest in building that trust and safety in therapy. Children find trust and safety through an environment in which they can be authentic. Play therapy offers a child an environment of safety. If children are able to say what they think or how they feel through toys/art/sand/media with someone who can translate their behavior and facilitate the process, they will respond positively and can successfully work through their presenting issues.

My Background

I have a masters degree in clinical social work and am licensed in the state of Oregon. I am completing my doctoral studies in clinical social work and social policy with a focus on trauma. This includes not only how we support individuals but communities as a whole. I have post-graduate certifications in play therapy, adoption and foster care, trauma informed care, children's yoga and animal assisted human health. I work in partnership with two therapy dogs, Apollo & Mercury. I am dual board certified as a supervisor in social work/counseling and play therapy practices.

Insurance Plans Accepted

  • Out of Network
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Health Share
  • Kaiser
  • MHN
  • Medicaid
  • MODA
  • OHP Open Card
  • Optum
  • Oregon Health Plan
  • PacificSource
  • Premera
  • Providence Health Plan
  • United Behavioral Health


  • 503-560-5822
  • Website
  • 4950 NE Belknap Ct. STE 205
    Hillsboro, OR 97124

At a Glance

  • Experience: 12 Year(s) of Practice
  • Neighborhood: Hillsboro
  • Rate: $70-120/session

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