Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and I also have my Ph.D. in Psychology from Northcentral University in 2020, Master of Social Work degree from Aurora University in 2008, and Master of Education degree in 2009 from National Louis University. Prior to joining Spalding Clinical Services, Mishel worked as a school social worker for eight years. In addition to private practice, she continues to support schools and students, and she also provides counseling services for her church.
Mishel has extensive experience helping children and their families identify and address issues of childhood. She takes a strengths approach to therapy and focuses on how to find and achieve solutions. Mishel works with children, adolescents, adults, and couples to identify how to work through issues related to mental and emotional health. Mishel uses a direct but caring approach to help elicit positive changes that will help both children and adults overcome obstacles and achieve goals.
Additional areas of focus: Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Abandonment, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Post-traumatic Stress
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
IL LCSW 149.017602
Dr. Rich makes herself available when I need her and she has created a safe space for me to be open and honest with my feelings. I’m grateful for the guidance and support she has provided and I feel better mentally, physically and spiritually. I know it is an uphill journey but I’m taking this journey of self care.
Written on Apr 29, 2022 after therapy with Mishel for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
Dr. Rych is a phenomenal therapist. I have learned so much from our sessions, and felt completely understood every step of the way.
Written on Feb 20, 2022 after therapy with Mishel for 3 weeks on issues concerning self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
So far I am extremely satisfied with my experience.
Written on Feb 10, 2022 after therapy with Mishel for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, and anger management