Michelle earned her Bachelor's degree in Psychology with a minor in Social Services from Elizabethtown College and a Masters of Social Work Degree from Temple University. Michelle is a licensed clinical social worker and is licensed in both Pennsylvania and Florida. She has worked in a variety of counseling settings including community-based mental health, private practice, non-profit organizations, school-based mental health, and inpatient psychiatric hospital.
Michelle has worked in the mental health field for 20 years and has extensive experience working with children, adolescents, couples and families in/with:
- Pre-marital counseling
- Parenting psychoeducation
- Substance abuse
- Family conflict
- Abuse/neglect/child welfare
- Parent coordination
- Co-parenting facilitation
- Couples counseling and mediation
- Play therapy trained (ASD/atypical children)
- Specialty in sand tray
- Restorative/Reunification Therapy
Michelle is a qualified parent coordinator in the 6th judicial circuit, pre-martial counseling provider through Pinellas County, family mediator, collaboratively trained neutral mental health facilitator, and qualified supervisor through the Department of Health. In her personal life, she is a mother of two and has an active history of service and ministry to her community.