Michelle has enjoyed working with children, teens, families, and adults for over 20 years. Her experience ranges from the hospital setting to counseling in public and private schools, as well as private practice psychotherapy. She is a seasoned clinician who relates well with teenagers and is supportive of the needs of parents and families.
Michelle’s approach is authentic and comforting, as well as practical and goal-oriented. She possesses a keen connectivity with children, teenagers, and young adults, and has a depth of experience working with families struggling with behavioral challenges within the home and school environments.
Michelle’s clinical experience includes treating individuals with ADHD/ADD, depression, anxiety, learning disabilities, school avoidance, children adjusting to the divorce of parents, and the transition to college or emerging adulthood. She specializes in treating ADHD and enjoys using the “Why Try” curriculum with groups and individuals to increase motivation and improve executive functioning. Michelle is well-versed in multiple treatment approaches including play therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), biblio-therapy, and trauma-focused CBT. Her school counseling experience also adds to her thorough knowledge of school-based interventions and services, and her collaborative team approach.
Michelle received her BSW in Social Work at Southern Illinois University and her MSW at Aurora College. In addition to working in the practice Michelle provides counseling services to children within the DC Charter School Network. She is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Washington, DC and Maryland.