Michelle earned her undergraduate degree from Texas State University in Criminal Justice with a minor in Sociology and her graduate degree from Ashland Theological Seminary in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She has served individuals and groups at non-profit agencies, domestic violence shelters, and schools. Michelle has a background working with trauma survivors of all ages. Michelle also specializes in working with individuals who identify in a variety of gender categories and the LGBTQ+ community. Her hope is to create a space that any client can feel comfortable and welcome in her office.
In her free time, Michelle enjoys going on walks with her dog, Bandit. She spends most of her time hiking in the metro or state parks, going to hockey games, and exploring the culinary scene in Austin. Michelle primarily draws from strengths-based approaches, utilizing expressive techniques such as art and music to highlight the therapeutic process. She tailors her approach to each person, primarily drawing from a basis of EMDR, CBT, DBT, and other trauma-informed, evidence-based therapies. She is empathetic and direct while helping clients find healing, empowerment, and new ways of coping.
Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Ashland Theological Seminary
Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a minor in Sociology, Texas State University