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Michelle’s therapeutic lens is founded in Restoration Therapy.  With this lens, she is passionate about helping adolescents, adults, couples, and families identify past violations of love and trust impacting perceptions of self, relationships, and safety in the world.  Michelle has worked in outpatient and residential settings, helping those dealing with trauma, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, and other relational issues. Michelle is trained in Flash Technique. While in residential, her focus was working with adolescents to enhance healthy sexual attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors; emotion regulation; and interpersonal skills.



Michelle utilizes psychoeducation and mindfulness techniques to help people gain awareness and understanding of the connections between thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. She completed her graduate internship in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.  She has also been trained in models including; Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Emotion Focused Couples Therapy, Restoration Therapy, and she has completed Level 1 and 2 training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy.

Michelle received her Bachelor of Arts from Hanover College in southern Indiana.  Here she majored in Psychology and obtained minors in Gender Studies and Theology.  She received her Masters of Science in Education with a concentration in Couples and Family Counseling from Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.  She is currently a member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT).

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