Thank you for taking the time to read my profile. I am a licensed therapist and have worked as a social worker with people who have acute and chronic illnesses and disablities. I've worked with clients dealing with anxiety, depression, caregiver stress, coping with illness and facing major life transitions. I graduated from the University of Michigan School of Social Work with a certificate in Gerontology. I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and EMDR and use these approaches when working with clients.
When working with clients, I strive to create a safe, friendly and non-judgemental space where clients can explore and work towards their goals. Deciding to seek therapy can be a tough choice and well worth it in bringing more awareness and balance. I work to create space for you explore, develop resources and work through difficult life events. If you think I could be of support to you I am happy to hear from you!
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Sleeping disorders, Self esteem, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Isolation / Loneliness, Somatization
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
DC LICSW LC50080240
MD LCSW-C 10693
Michelle continues to be the best therapist I've had, and I've had a few over the years. She is a great listener, has excellent tuition, and helps me connect the dots. I have learned many new skills and tools to manage depression and anxiety, and to approach life in a way that brings satisfaction and peace.
Written on Jun 27, 2022 after therapy with Michelle for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Knowledgeable, attentive, warm, and patient. I would recommend Michelle to anyone looking for extra support.
Written on Apr 08, 2022 after therapy with Michelle for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and grief