Michelle Market, M.Ed., LPC, CEDS
About Michelle


“Be who you are and say what you feel
because those who mind don't matter
and those who matter don't mind.”-Dr. Seuss

I have spent the last two decades in the counseling field, first in corporate wellness and now as a Licensed Professional Counselor, Wellness Coach, and speaker. My mission is to create and maintain positive change in the lives of my clients. I view the therapeutic and coaching process as a collaborative journey of discovery and growth. I hold a Master's Degree in Counseling from George Mason University and a Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition and Foods with a minor in Exercise Science from Virginia Tech. A blended educational background in counseling and nutrition has allowed me to offer a unique wellness approach when handling issues related to:

  • Co-Dependency
  • Emotional eating
  • Binge Eating Disorder and Compulsive Overeating
  • Negative body image
  • Self Esteem
  • Trauma Abuse and Healing

To accommodate the busy lifestyles of my clients, not only do I see clients in my office, I provide coaching, support groups and seminars over the phone and virtually. I consult with local community centers, mothering groups, churches, and businesses and offer a variety of workshops. I present seminars and classes on Self-Esteem, Binge Eating Recovery, Balanced Mothering and other topics for local organizations in the Northern Virginia, metropolitan area. I am the author of a quarterly e-newsletter, Mindful Moments with Michelle, which contains tips on self-care. I have written four workbooks based on my areas of expertise: It's Not about the Chocolate Cake a step by step guide to a Healthy Relationship with Food, Building Healthy Self-Esteem, and the Path to Recovery exercises to challenge your eating disorder. My newest workbook is available for purchase through Amazon The Healing Journey for Binge Eating and The Healing Journey for Binge Eating Journal.

Professional Affiliations and Certificates:

  • Licensed Professional Counselor, Commonwealth of Virginia
  • Published Author 
  • Certified EMDR Practitioner
  • Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS) through IAEDP. (Certified Eating Disorders Specialist (CEDS) designation demonstrates clinical expertise through education, experience and a rigorous examination and compliance with iaedp's ethical principles.)
  • Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor
  • LPC Approved Supervisor
  • International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals foundation (IAEDP)
  • EMDR International Association (EMDRIA)
  • Northern Virginia Licensed Professional Counselors (NVLPC)
  • American Counseling Association (ACA)
  • The Center for Mindful Eating (TCME)
  • Certificate of Training, Adult Weight Management, American Dietetic Association
  • Certified in Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®
  • Overcoming Overeating Friendly Therapist (running support groups as well as individual sessions)
  • Supporter of Health at Every Size (HAES)

Communities Served: Fairfax County, Loudoun County