Michelle is a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern with the State of Florida. She earned her Master of Science in Applied Psychology, with specialization in Counseling from Lynn University and a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies from Florida International University. Michelle is experienced in working with children, adolescents and their families. She has training in Applied Behavior Analysis and loves working with patients diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders and other disabilities.
She has worked in a variety of settings, including community counseling centers, private practice, in-home therapy, and residential programs. She has experience providing services for individuals, groups and diverse populations. She has worked with children, adolescents, and adults dealing with complex and simple traumas, anger issues, stress management, self-esteem problems, anxiety, depression, behavioral problems, lack of concentration, hyperactivity, and other concerns.
To assist patients Michelle promotes an eclectic approach where evidence based interventions are used to improve behaviors and life choices. She utilizes Behavioral interventions and Parenting Training to assist children, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to improve families communication, and mindfulness based therapy techniques to assist patients with change and acceptance.
Michelle believes that every experience is unique and that every patient creates his or her own healing journey, which is why she works to empower individuals so they can advocate for themselves and reach personal goals during and after treatment. She is fluent in English and Spanish.