Michelle believes a positive therapeutic relationship between a therapist and client is essential
to the growth process. She creates a collaborative, warm and comfortable environment in
which clients can feel free to explore.
Michelle relies on elements from CBT and Mindfulness, along with psychodynamic approaches,
to assist clients in exploring the past, creating peace in the present and feeling hope for the
future. She is excited to introduce clients to a therapeutic technique she often uses called Eye
Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). EMDR which has been scientifically
researched and has determined that it is very effective in treating PTSD as well as personality
disorders, panic attacks, complicated grief, dissociative disorders, body dysmorphic disorders,
disturbing memories, phobias, eating disorders, performance anxiety, stress reduction,
addictions, sexual abuse, physical abuse, and panic disorders. This method of therapy is also
safe and effective for children and adolescents as well as adults.
Michelle graduated with a 3.9 GPA from Newman University with a Master’s degree in clinical
social work. She is a member of Phi Alpha National Social Work Honor Society as well as Pi
Gamma Mu the International Honor Society in Social Science. She has had EMDR training with
EMDRIA the international professional association for EMDR.

**She is currently accepting new clients on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.**