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Michelle Becker, LMFT Compassion for Couples developer, Mindful Self-Compassion teacher

Michelle Becker, developer of the Compassion for Couples program, is a licensed marriage and family therapist in private practice in San Diego, utilizing mindfulness and compassion based approaches to psychotherapy. In addition she is a certified teacher of Mindful Self-Compassion, Compassion Cultivation Training, and The Daring Way™ and Rising Strong™ programs.

Michelle is a senior teacher trainer, mentor, and cofounder of the teacher-training program in Mindful Self-Compassion. She teaches and speaks on the topics of compassion for self and others nationally and internationally, especially in regard to relationships, healthcare, and the workplace. She particularly delights in supporting compassion teachers.

Current Program


Upcoming Program

Professional Development
Mindful Self-Compassion
March 22 - 27, 2020
Most of us know what compassion for a loved one feels like. What if you gave yourself that same caring attention when you needed it most? Join expert teachers Beth Mulligan and Michelle Becker to learn how Mindful Self-Compassion can help you open your heart and move through life with greater ease. In this 5-day intensive, learn to cultivate skills that enhance your capacity for emotional well-being. 
Personal Growth
Compassion for Couples
January 3 - 5, 2020
To love and to connect are the most essential of human desires. Yet, as vital as relationships are, they are rarely easy. Luckily, there are skills-based, time-tested ways to navigate the inevitable difficulties between us. Bring deeper compassion and more effortless understanding to your partnership with Michelle Becker, licensed marriage and family therapist, and Steven Hickman, psychologist and director of the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion, in this step-by-step, dynamic workshop based on Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) from Kristin Neff, PhD, and Christopher Germer, PhD.

Past Program