Michelle is an independently licensed social worker with supervisory designation (LISW-S) in the state of Ohio and a Certified Employee Assistance Professional (CEAP). Michelle is also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy and in assisting individuals in crisis and group crisis intervention through the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF). She received both her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Toledo. Michelle has worked in both clinical and leadership roles at several local community mental health agencies and non-profits as well as her current work in the private practice sector. Michelle specializes in faith-based counseling, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Person-Centered Therapy (PCT), Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), a Strengths-Based approach, and trauma focused services within the modality of individuals, families, and groups.
She has a host of experience in working with a variety of populations, but some to note are: individuals with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders, individuals who have been diagnosed with developmental delays, junior sex offenders (JSO) and youth with sexually aggressive behaviors (YSAB), individuals experiencing homelessness, and those navigating through relational issues (couples and families).
Clients describe Michelle as “genuine, empowering, and empathetic”.