Michelle has been helping people in need using cognitive-behavioral techniques since 2004 and subsequently received her M.A. in Counseling from Northwest University in 2011. Her early work with autistic children and their families has given her a particularly tender appreciation for the unexpected challenges that life brings along with a belief in the strength of the human spirit that often is never tapped except under the duress created by the myriad of life’s many struggles. Michelle considers the most integral part of therapy to be the coming together of client and therapist to work toward a common goal.
She empowers her clients to make positive changes in their lives utilizing cognitive behavioral, narrative, and psycho-dynamic techniques as a comprehensive approach to her work as a therapist. Her reflective, genuine and sensitive approach allows clients to discover their path to healing in a safe, non-judgmental and accepting environment. Her multi-cultural perspective grows out of her belief that it is important to embrace the differences in us all. Michelle currently facilitates groups for addicts in recovery, and provides personalized counseling for individuals, couples and families. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, hiking and walking her dog.