Michelle is a License Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) with supervision status in Maryland. Her approach is Humanistic. She utilizes Existential, Emotional Focused, Attachment, Cognitive Behavioral, and Reality Therapies to support personal growth and learning to live life with grace while embracing fear that is accustomed to life’s adversities. Michelle understands as emotional and social beings, we thrive from the secure attachment and emotional connections we have with others. She is aware that sometimes those connections become strained or disconnected and we feel alone and questioning our sense of worth. Michelle can offer a genuinely warm space to assist in developing the ability to build trusting relationship and effective skills to manage and sustain healthy ones. Michelle has advanced training and education in the areas of Chemical Addiction and Mental Health Counseling theories and practices. Areas Of Specialty: Individuals, couples counseling, parenting, adolescents and at risk-youth. As a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) Michelle can assist those with PTSD and acute stress. As a Certified Chemical Addiction Counselor (CAC-AD) she can assist those struggling with substance misuse and abuse. As a Certified Greif Counseling Specialist (CGCS) she can assist those who have experienced life changing losses or losses that disrupt daily routines and relationships. In addition, she can address mood disorders such as depression, anxiety, dual diagnosis, and personality disorders. Other areas of practice include survivors of intimate partner violence (domestic violence), and anger management.