Michele grew up in Ohio, attended Tulane University in New Orleans, and completed a bachelor’s degree in English at The College of New Rochelle. She later earned her master’s in Counseling Psychology at Antioch University, becoming a licensed mental health counselor in 2012.
An integrative therapist, Michelle describes her practice as: “A highly personalized, evidenced-based approach that combines carefully chosen complimentary theoretical interventions. This may look like traditional talk therapy, concrete skill building, or discovering the interconnectivity of thought, emotions, and behavior. Any and all success is contingent on a trusting, accepting relationship between client and therapist.”
Her areas of expertise include relationship issues, family conflict, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, and trauma. “My therapeutic style is compassionate and curious, with a healthy dose of humor!” She continues, “Whether you want to untangle the past, feel overwhelmed by the present, or worried about the future, I strive to provide a safe place to support your needs.”
Initially a doubter, Michele now sees significant value in teletherapy. “Obviously, it’s convenient, but also there’s a discernible shift in the dynamic when you are meeting online as opposed to having clients come to your office and communicate in your space. Most appear more comfortable speaking from their own environments while I get interesting glimpses into their lives real time.”
A mother of three adult children, Michele recently relocated from Vermont to Rhinebeck, New York to be closer to her daughter Claire who lives in NYC.
Attachment issues - Development of effective relational and communication skills; insight into family attachment patterns;fostering healthy family relationships.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Family issues - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress
Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:
Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
Out-of-network fee: $90
Years of Experience: 14 years
BetterHelp, Teletherapist, 2020 - 2021
Healthcare & Rehabilitation Services, Psychotherapist, 2007 - 2020
Antioch University of New England, MA, 2007
New York: 005360-01