Michelle is a licensed clinical social worker and an intensively trained DBT therapist, who provides individual therapy, family therapy, parent training and support, and skills training.
She also provides support and education to families who may have a loved one struggling with a substance use disorder. Michelle is trained in DBT for Substance Use Disorders (DBT-SU).
Michelle was raised in Atlanta and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Georgia. Her past employment has included working as a counselor in an inpatient and residential treatment program for mental illness and a recovery program for substance abuse. During the past five years, she has provided psychotherapy for patients at Peachtree Psychiatric Professionals and has been a member of the Peachtree DBT team. She values collaboration with other substance abuse treatment programs and residential programs for mental illness in the Atlanta community. Michelle is actively involved with professional organizations, including Georgia Clinical Society for Social Work, Georgia Therapist Network and Southeastern Professional Liaison Association.
Michelle’s approach to therapy is to provide “a space for self-discovery and exploration and to foster new skills to be your best self.” Her special clinical interests include helping children, adolescents, young adults, and adults dealing with anxiety, ADHD, anger, depression, self-esteem, and substance use disorders.
In her spare time, Michelle enjoys spending time with family, being outside, reading, and exercise.