About Me

I am a Marriage and Family Therapist

Michele Tofany, EDD LMFT

A highly professional counselor and instructor with the ability to quickly establish a rapport with clients and students.  

Michele works with individuals, couples, and families.  Her areas of expertise include trauma treatment, life cycle adjustment, adults abused as children, depression, eating disorders, personality disorders, phobias, physical illness, grief reaction, substance abuse/addiction, life skills, couple communication, domestic violence, intimacy issues, infertility issues with women and couples, menopause adjustment for women and men, retirement issues, alternative lifestyles. She utilizes empathy, trauma therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, feeling emotive therapy, role-playing, psychodrama and positive psychology.

As a Therapist, I won’t:

Try to fix you.
Give you advice.
Tell you what to do.
Pretend I know more about you than you do.
Assume what is best for you.
Have all the answers.
Make all the hard stuff go away.

As a Therapist, I will:

Remind you that you aren’t broken.
Give you room to access your own wisdom.
Support you in figuring out what to do.
Recognize that you are the expert of your own life.
Remember that only you know what is best for you.
Honor that I don’t know it all.
Collaborate with you on how to make the hard stuff easier to sit with.


  • Crimson Counseling Associates, Psychotherapist, Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Summerlin Counseling Associates, Psychotherapist, Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Aid for AIDS of Nevada (AFAN) Las Vegas, NV; Director of Development 
  • Volunteer Program Coordinator 
  • Private Practice Psychotherapist
  • State University of New York College at Brockport Brockport – Adjunct Professor, Counselor Education Program
  • University of Rochester – Assistant Coordinator, Adult Counseling Center
  • Instructor, Graduate School of Education and Human Development
  • Professional Counselor, Adult Counseling Center


  • University of Las Vegas, Nevada – Marriage and Family Counseling Endorsement Program (30 graduate hours)
  • University of Rochester, Ed.D., Counseling, Graduate School of Education and Human Development, Dissertation title: The Relationship Between Sex, Sex Role, and Decision Making M.S. Ed., Counseling
  • Empire State College, B.S., Business/Human Development
  • Monroe Community College, A.A.S., Business Administration Honors: Graduated with Distinction