In her private practice, Michele works with individuals, adults, adolescents, couples and families. Her specialties include working with adolescent and adult emotional disorders, depression, anxiety,trauma,eating disorders and various relationship issues. She also holds a certification in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing, therapy, a specific treatment that is highly effective in treating PTSD, Anxiety, Depression,, Addiction, Eating Disorders, Grief & Loss as well as underlying negative core beliefs. Often times sub conscious traumatic memories can prevent individuals from achieving break-throughs in traditional talk therapy or other therapeutic treatments. EMDR provides the individual with access to imprints of trauma that are not accessible through conventional therapy to allow the brain to heal traumatic memories.
Her therapeutic approach is grounded in establishing relationships with her clients, in order to facilitate a sense of safety and trust. Michele respects an individuals perspective, she believes with insight, support and consistent effort changes can be made that improves a person's quality of life with themselves and other people.
Michele devotes significant time to addressing the diverse needs of youth, adults and families. In her work with families, she empowers parents with practical techniques that when implemented, facilitates renewed confidence in their abilities to manage & resolve conflict. Michele has extensive experience in working as a school based therapist. Through collaboration with both educators, school administration and parents, she integrates and promotes effective strategies aimed towards motivating students to work towards their potential.