As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Michelle understands the complexity and sensitivity of relationships. Offering compassion, understanding and thoughtfulness coupled with her training and experience, Michelle helps people to feel comfortable opening up about themselves in confidence. She guides clients in making sense of the patterns, struggles and concerns they are experiencing in their lives. Whether it’s an intimate relationship, parents, children, colleagues, or just feeling a little unsure about what direction you are heading, Michelle can help you to build on strengths, face challenges, and create options so you do not continue to feel “stuck” or hopeless where you are. Michelle utilizes several models of therapy in approaching clients' issues. Every client is treated with a personalized, respectful and tailored approach to their needs.
Michelle is married and has two children. Although she moved to Florida over 20 years ago, her Western New York roots shape her down-to-earth personality and non-judgmental style as a therapist.
Michelle works with couples, families, adults and older adolescents. She has been in private practice for over 12 years. The last 2 years have been with Compass Counseling Associates as the co-founder and Senior Clinician. She is a clinical supervisor for registered interns and clinicians within and outside her office. She enjoys teaching her skills and sharing her experience with others. Michelle loves to learn and attends multiple trainings in the field to stay on top of new ideas and tools.
If you are feeling stuck, stressed, depressed, or just need to sort things out and find a new direction, please contact Michelle so you can get started on feeling better.
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Master of Science - Marriage & Family Therapy
Nova Southeastern University
Bachelor of Science - Business Administration
State University of New York at Fredonia
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in the State of Florida
Certified Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program (PREP) Facilitator
Clinical Supervisor for Mental Health and Marriage and Family Therapy Interns
Professional member of the Mental Health Association of Southwest Florida
Clinical Member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)