Michelle is a counselor and yoga instructor in Coventry, RI. She is a certified Kripalu Yoga Teacher and owns her own yoga studio, Simplify Yoga, where she also offers therapy services. Michelle uses mindfulness techniques to help individuals with anxiety, depression, life transitions, anger issues, and relationship challenges. She sees many women in their 40s and 50s who are transitioning in life, as well as young adults.
Prior to starting private practice, Michelle worked at Butler Hospital's Inpatient Dual Diagnosis & Partial Hospital Program as well as CODAC Behavioral Healthcare. She received her MA in holistic counseling from Salve Regina and her BS in Nutrition and Dietetics from University of Rhode Island.
Anxiety - Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic disorders
Depression - Tearfulness, lethargy, feeling down, serious depression
Anger - Managing anger and its impact on personal and work relationships
Existential challenges and life transitions - Questioning purpose; finding one’s path and voice; adjusting to college, new relationships, career transitions
Relationships - Responding to an emotional reaction to a particular event with colleagues, bosses, and/or family members; feeling unsatisfied in your romantic partnership; breakups, friendships, dating
Nutrition counseling - Nutrition counseling
Mindfulness - Developing practices to encourage a state of active, open attention on the present
Michelle charges a $75 missed appointment fee.
Michelle can offer invoices for out-of-network reimbursement from insurance companies.
Private practice, 2016 - Present
Butler Hospital, Inpatient Dual Diagnosis & Partial Hospital Program, 2014 - Present
Simplify Yoga, Owner & Certified Kripalu Yoga Teacher, 2008 - Present
CODAC Behavioral Healthcare, Outpatient Counselor, 2013 - 2016
RI Air National Guard, Fitness Manager & Training Manager, 2000 - 2007
Salve Regina University, CAGS, Holistic Counseling, 2014
Salve Regina University, MA, Holistic Counseling, 2013
University of Rhode Island, BS, Nutrition and Dietetics, 2007
"Michelle is an incredibly kind, insightful, and skilled therapist. She listens intently, patiently, and without judgment. She embodies not only the warmth and authenticity that immediately put people at ease, but also the expertise and intelligence to help people make real and lasting changes in their lives. She has my highest endorsement."- Paul Christopher, MD • June 2017
"Having both a yoga instructor and mental health background positions Michelle uniquely to offer support and promote inquiry in ways that speak to somatic, emotional, and spiritual levels of awareness."- Kristen Acciari, LICSW • June 2017
"I would recommend my clients to Michelle without reservation. She meets the client where they are at in readiness to change and expertly weaves mindfulness and motivational enhancement techniques with cognitive behavioral interventions. Michelle is also skilled at assessing clients needs and plugging them in to the appropriate services."- Stephanie Wemm, MA • June 2017