Michelle is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in both the state of Michigan and the state of Illinois. She earned her Masters in Social Work at the University of Michigan, and received her Bachelor’s in Psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She completed her Bachelor’s level internship at the Cook County Juvenile Detention Center in Chicago, Illinois. She completed her Master’s level Clinical Internship at the Michigan Medicine Outpatient Department of Psychiatry at a medically assisted outpatient treatment center for individuals diagnosed with substance use disorders and dual diagnoses, and a preceptorship within Medical Social Work at Michigan Medicine. She spent several years working in Integrated Behavioral Health in Primary Care at Beaumont Health focusing on infant mental health, trauma-informed care, and Adverse Childhood Experiences. Michelle has also spent time working in Behavioral Medicine at the Trinity Health Department of Behavioral Health Services In-patient Psychiatric Unit, providing care for patients who present with high-risk behaviors such as suicidal ideation and psychosis. Michelle started her clinical career as a Behavior Instructor in Chicago Public Schools Special Education, and has spent the bulk of her practice as an Autism Specialist and Lead Clinician working with neuro-diverse children diagnosed with co-morbid sensory processing differences. She is well educated on the continued social injustices and disparities that exist from centuries of historical systemic racism and discrimination, and provides care for Black women and Black and Indigenous people of color who have been disproportionately exposed to toxic stress and trauma. She is an advocate for equity and dismantling systems of oppression within Black and Brown communities. Working in the field of behavioral health for 20 years, she has a well-rounded background and is confident in her skillset to providing quality care that meets your needs.