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Michelle Renee

Certified Cuddlist

Session Rate: Virtual Sessions: $60/hour | Public, In-Person Session With Social Distancing: $80/hour

Cockeysville, MD (North of Baltimore)

About Michelle

(Pronouns: She/Her)

Cuddlist Certified Practitioner since December 2015, with over 285 session hours.

As a mother, daughter and former-wife who has managed through major hurdles in my life, I know what it’s like to feel tired and lost.  It’s hard to know who to be vulnerable with.  It’s hard to feel safe.  We’ve spent so much time in our fight or flight.

As a neuroscience geek, I understand the benefits of secure attachment; inviting your nervous system to sink up with mine, essentially rewiring it to spend more time in the calm zone where we can think AND feel at the same time; and the healing that can come from safe relationships.

In our sessions, you’ll feel unconditional acceptance.  You’ll feel loved and cared for.  You’ll feel seen and heard.  I’m here to support you.

I specialize in working with clients with addiction, PTSD, depression and anxiety.  Some of these sessions never even include touch.  We will move at your pace.

Some of my favorite books lately are Body Keeps the Score, When the Body Says No: Understanding the Stress-Disease ConnectionHold Me Tight, The Gift of Imperfection and Wired for Love.

I’m a relationship geek and very friendly to alternative lifestyles.  Your weird isn’t weird to me.

My clients are dedicated to growth and schedule weekly sessions.  By sharing safe space consistently, your nervous system can start to rewire for safety and security.  In that session safety, the world starts to feel safer too.

Thank you for being brave and asking for the connection you want.~Michelle Renee

*** Note, I moved to Baltimore from San Diego at the end of 2019 so you’ll see a lot of location-inaccurate marketing ***


Session information from Michelle

**** Due to Covid19, I am not currently seeing clients for in-person cuddling.  I am, however, available for video or phone sessions as well as public, in-person connection sessions with social distancing sessions.  These can look like going for a walk together or sitting outdoors for a friendly visit.  I’m a great listener and I love deep conversation.  Let’s get to know each other!  When you request a session, please watch for an email with further instructions.

After you request a session, please watch for an email or text.  I’ll be sending a link to schedule a quick call so we can meet each other.

I’m available for incalls in Cockeysville.  My location does require the use of stairs (3rd floor) and is the home to two cats and a small dog.  None will be part of our session but if allergies are an issue, you need to know.

Outcalls are available across the DMV.  A video call prior to scheduling will be mandatory as well as a prepaid deposit.

**If you have a physical disability, and live within a 30 minute radius, please indicate that in your request form. I will waive all travel fees because my space is not accessible.

Skills & Specialties

Trauma Informed Consent/Communication/Boundary Coach Completed Cuddlist Advanced Training Completed Deep Listening Course Completed Mental Health First Aid Completed The Institute for Mind Body Therapy's "Working in the Expanded Triadic Model: Online Training for Touch Pros" program Certified Cuddle Party Facilitator Relationship Geek GSRD


I'm currently available for virtual sessions and for public, in-person sessions. Please read more above. At this time I do not know when I will return to in-person cuddle sessions.

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