7 Secrets that the narcissist doesn't want you to know

Insight from within the therapy room.

Are you a woman who

  • Suffers from anxiety?
  • Has you had trauma?
  • Feels that you'll never experience true love?

Let me help you to heal & create a life you love

Can you relate? (take note of words in bold)


My mother was dropped off at an orphanage by her alcoholic father, after her mother passed away.

She was just five years old.

Not only was she mourning her mother's passing, and her father's rejection, now she had to cope with years of neglect abuse.

I remember her telling me that she used to look out of the window, in the cold stone building, just waiting for someone to come, adopt and love her.

That never happened.

In fact, there were times she even had to endure lining up on display to be judged, with other children, and an adoptive family walked up and down the row, to choose a child... her being passed over time and time again.

She developed anxiety, felt hopeless and felt isolated.

She wasn't even allowed to sing. One day, at around seven years old, she hummed a song, and her punishment for joy, was to stand on a chair, and have her hair chopped off as a humiliating lesson for the other children. She wasn't allowed to express emotion, especially happiness, nor be herself, live her truth. (She wasn't allowed to cry or she would have her head shaved)

One day she said to me, "When I was little, maybe as young as eight. I realized if you had love, you had it all"

(Years later, she was released from the orphanage and she met my father - they fell in love, married and had four children and she lived a beautiful life in spite of them trying to break her spirit.

She passed away 20 years ago. Her last words to me were, "All that matters is to love and forgive"

My mother was my best friend, my first and most influential teacher, my first business mentor and the woman who inspired me in every way.

Her legacy, her last words, are my fuel for my work, and life and I want to share this with you, to help you find the love you deserve, and to love who you see in the mirror.

I know you haven't traveled her exact path, but you've had your own, that made you also feel unworthy, worrying, anxious and alone.

I feel we are all interconnected. 

As you begin to

  • alleviate your pain
  • conquer anxiety 
  • practice healing
  • and sense joy

You will experience

  • love & peace
  • empowerment
  • wellness & success. 

You don't have to be alone.

Your spirit is not broken.

You've got me, my 30+ years of experience

and if you wish, a nurturing community.

You are home, loved and worthy of all things good.

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About Michele

Michele has over 30 years in health, wellness and media. Some of her career highlights include print and broadcast journalism, as a reporter and public affairs/health news anchor. She is a licensed psychotherapist with a specialties  in anxiety and trauma response reduction, body image, neurophenomenology and neuromarketing.

There is truth under your trauma.

Dr. Michele Paiva

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Certified by the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind-Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, the Harvard Medical Schools Lifestyle Program, Paiva, also a certified hypnotherapist, delivers a unique brand of mindfulness that is scientifically sound and creatively avant-garde.  

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Michele has been a literal life-saver.  I had experienced years of abuse  (experiencing chronic homelessness) from my husband. At the time I met Michele, I desperately needed healing and also unresolved guilt and shame from being able to properly grieve and mourn the death of my mother from cancer in 2012 and the death of my 4 year old son in 2013. I was able to separate from in 2018.

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Her passion has deeply touched us. She has provided her caring expertise to keep us moving forward with our intention to offer value to others.

“Michele Paiva has been an inspiration, a selfless confidant and extremely professional. She brings life and wisdom to all of those she meets with her enthusiasm and endless energy; there is nothing she can’t conquer. She impresses me with her overall knowledge and spirit; she is a woman who exceeds expectations. She has completely turned my life around, and the lives of so many others. She has given me the drive to live my life with a new approach and direction, has talked to me to show me that all things are possible and all goals are reachable. She exceeds others I’ve known personally and professionally; a true inspiration.” 

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