Michelle is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Kent State University, a Master of Arts in Education with Secondary Education Licensure from the University of Akron, and a Master of Arts in Education-Community Counseling from the University of Akron.
Before beginning her career as a counselor, Michelle worked as a teacher at the secondary education level. As a counselor, she has had experience treating adults, adolescents, children, families and couples in both individual and group settings. Michelle has provided treatment for life adjustment issues, trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, domestic violence, victims of abuse and/or sexual assault, alcohol and drug issues, as well as mood disorders such as anxiety and depression.
Michelle enjoys her work as a counselor, especially helping those with a history of trauma, because she considers it a privilege to be part of another person's healing process and life journey. She finds personal strength in her faith. Some of Michelle's interests include spending time with family and friends in addition to cooking, baking, hiking, traveling, reading and volunteer work with children.