I am licensed in the State of Ohio with 26 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & depression. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.
I began my career in Substance Abuse in 1995 at a small community agency. I have worked with a variety of populations including criminal justice and victims of domestic violence. In 2000 I attended the University of Toledo , obtained a Master's Degree in Community Counseling and became licensed to provide mental health services.
I am a person centered therapist and likes to explore coping skills and positive attributes to self improvement. Everyone has a chance at change and I get excited about your personal development
Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Attachment Issues, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, First Responder Issues, Guilt and Shame, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
OH LPCC E.2203186
I have worked with several great therapists before, but Michele has been somebody who I could felt truly safe with perhaps for the first time. It's the way Michele listens to me, gives me space to feel and reflect, and asks me questions. I have been able to process some deep emotions that were trapped inside of me and gain new clarity about what I am seeking to heal thanks to her presence. I'm truly grateful.
Written on Jun 30, 2023 after therapy with Michele for 1 month on issues concerning family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and grief
I have had several sessions with Michele. She is very intuitive to my concerns and needs and has really helped me gain clarity about the purpose and quality of my life. Michele is great at bringing out what you may feel is hidden inside of you. I would highly recommend Michele, thank you for your service
Written on Jun 20, 2023 after therapy with Michele for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Michele is very warm and accommodating. Wonderful experience thus far. I look forward to speaking to her again.
Written on May 16, 2023 after therapy with Michele for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd
I have total trust in Michele! She has been a great help in my life.
Written on May 01, 2023 after therapy with Michele for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, eating disorders, and coping with life changes
Michele made me feel safe and comfortable to share, and was compassionate and sincere.
Written on Apr 16, 2023 after therapy with Michele for 4 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues
Michele is so supportive and insightful, I felt at ease with her quickly.
Written on Mar 20, 2023 after therapy with Michele for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd