Hi, and welcome :) I am Michele, an Ohio transplant originally from Pennsylvania. I graduated from John Carroll University in 2008 with an MA in Community Counseling. I am licensed in the state of Ohio as an Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and as a Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor-- with a Counseling Supervisor designation. I have been providing counseling services since 2001 in a variety of settings including inpatient mental health, residential substance abuse, private practice, dual diagnosis, and most recently Employee Assistance Counseling. I have worked with a wide age rage of clients with my youngest being 3 and spanning into late adulthood. I have worked with a variety of issues including depression, anger, self-esteem, anxiety, substance abuse, work stress, parental guidance, offending behaviors, etc. I have a special interest in helping those who are dealing with grief after a loved one has completed suicide.
I like to meet people where they are at and help them develop the skills they need to in order to feel better or be well. I have been described by colleagues as " having an uncanny ability to think outside the box to meet people where they are at without judgement." I utilize cognitive behavioral techniques, Motivational Interviewing, and other evidenced based practices, but overall i listen and help where help is needed and wanted. Choosing a counselor is often times a hard task to accomplish, I am truly grateful when someone chooses to trust me to guide them on their personal journey.
When I'm not helping others, i enjoy reading, writing, and being creative. I'm a mom to two boys who are always on the go and an avid bargain\
flea market hunter. My family and I enjoy home improvement, and are sometimes actually pretty good at it :) I like to have fun, make people laugh, and just enjoy the moments. I look forward to getting to know you better and potentially helping you achieve your goals.
- Self esteem
I also have experience in Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Parenting, Career, Depression
LPCC #E.0700428 (Expires: 2019-04-30)
I love how she works. She is very funny which makes this so much easier for me. She doesn't put to much pressure on you, but she sure guides you in the right direction.
Michele has been a great support and coach. She has met me where I am and helped me evaluate ways that I could improve areas of my life I’ve struggled with for years. She has a great sense of humor which helps during some of the intense moments. Michele is very positive & motivational. She does not criticize or get frustrated when you slip back into old patterns, she just reaches out her hand and encourages you to regain your footing and strive for change, even if it has to be accomplished in baby steps. I would recommend her to any of my family or friends.
Michele is very kind and generally wants to help. She doesn't make you feel helpless or irrational and tries to interact the best way she can over the web. She makes me at least feel less alone in what I'm going through.