Michele began working with families and children about 10 years ago and has since become a clinical supervisor in a number of treatment settings. Michele received her Master’s Degree in Child and Family Development, with a Specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy, from Purdue University in 2009.
At the center, Michele uses specialized training in Child-Parent Psychotherapy to support young children and their parents dealing with family trauma, attachment difficulties, anxiety, depression, and behavior problems at home or at school. Having worked with children in school settings, Michele understands the importance of self-regulation and the ability to focus in order for children to be successful academically.
Michele’s work is solidly grounded in child development knowledge, and as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, she holds a strong belief in the importance of the family as a vehicle of change for children. She is dedicated to supporting adoptive families, extended, and blended families, as well as traditional families. She also has successfully helped clients deal with issues related to LGBT-identification in a non-judgmental, supportive fashion. She is dedicated to helping children and their parents grow to better understand, respect, and enjoy each other.