Michelle has maintained a private practice in the Raleigh area since 2007. She currently works with individuals experiencing mood challenges such as Anxiety & Depression in addition to those experiencing life transitions such as Postpartum Issues and Marriage & Couples Counseling. Michelle utilizes current evidence based treatment modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Enneagram and Relational Life Therapy. Social work education is based upon the strong belief that all persons embody strengths and possess the ability to mobilize those strengths and talents to address life challenges. Social work perspectives approach issues holistically considering how clients are impacted by and interact with their environment. In treatment you will obtain a toolkit of coping skills and practical strategies designed to better resolve challenges.
Michelle is originally from the Midwest where her career began as a social worker in community mental health. In Chicago, her experience includes child protective services and outpatient substance use treatment, in addition to working in the homeless community focused on social justice issues such as access to education and affordable housing. Since relocating to Raleigh in 2004, Michelle has continued to focus on community philanthropy and homelessness, in addition to private practice. She has worked with both NCSU and UNC-CH students providing supervision as they complete their practicum internships at the under graduate and graduate levels. Recently she has been a featured guest on the podcast, A Year and a Day.