Licensed: State of Illinois, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
MSW: University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign
Certifications/Specialized Training: Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, Certified School Social Worker
Specialties: Child and Adolescent, Anxiety, Depression, School issues, Stress management.
Clinical Experience: 10 years’ experience as social worker in public school system
Theoretical Framework: As the newest member of our practice, Michelle offers a unique perspective on adolescent issues, including stressors that impact school performance, family dynamics, and overall social-emotional well-being. With attention to the family system and social environment, she works with a child’s parents and family as well as individual child/ teen sessions. Therapeutic approaches include a strengths-based Humanistic approach, practical solution-focused strategies and a trauma informed practice, rooted in Positive Psychology and Mindfulness.
Member: National Association of Social Workers, Illinois Association of School Social Workers, International Association of Trauma Professionals