Michelle is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She received her Master’s degree in social work from Aurora University and her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Roosevelt University.
Michelle has experience working with adults and older adults. She has worked in a variety of settings including retirement homes, social services, and community mental health. She is passionate about helping others navigate through anxiety, depression, self-esteem, relationships, life transitions and grief. She believes an individual is the master of their own life and wants to provide them with support, stability, and empathy. Michelle provides a calm, safe space to connect and foster free expression. You feel very supported and heard, without judgement.
As a therapist, Michelle practices from a person-centered approach. The components of this approach include Incorporating psychodynamic therapy, solution focused therapy, Cognitive Behavioral therapy (CBT), strengths-based approach, mindfulness, and self-reflection.
“My therapeutic approach is both creative and intuitive. Truly, everyone has their own personal life experiences, opinions and beliefs that shape their story, their life. I see my role as an active, supportive listener of your story. I want to provide you with tools and guidance, thereby empowering you to make difficult times and choices manageable. I seek to identify and highlight my clients’ strengths to help them create positive changes in their life.”