Michele Belanski, staff clinician at Erikson’s Center for Children and Families, has worked with young children and their families for 20 years. She has extensive experience conducting clinical and developmental assessments with biological, foster, and adoptive families.

Her areas of expertise include family adjustment processes related to adoption, child social-emotional development, the healthy development of parent-child attachment relationships, positive parenting strategies, sibling relationships, and child behavior problems. Michele also has many years of experience working with deaf and hard-of-hearing children with emotional or behavioral problems and is skilled in American Sign Language.

She received her master’s degree in social work from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and is a graduate of Erikson’s Irving B. Harris Infant Mental Health Certificate Program.


M.S.W., University of Illinois at Chicago
Irving B. Harris Infant Mental Health Certificate Program, Erikson Institute