Michelle is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Illinois. She obtained her Bachelors Degree in Sociology and Psychology from Purdue University, and her Masters Degree in Forensic Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She has been working in the field of psychology for over seven years. Michelle spent the beginning of her professional years working in a community mental health setting where she facilitated groups and delivered individual therapy to adults with chronic mental health issues. She then started to focus her career on assisting those involved in the legal system by helping to develop and implement the Kendall County Drug Court Program with the support of key members of the Drug Court team. The goal of this program is to treat participants’ dependency on drugs and reduce recidivism for non-violent offenders. In this role, Michelle worked directly with members of the team and participants to ensure participant compliance and program integrity. Michelle excitedly began working at Oswego Wellness almost three years ago and private practice is currently her primary career focus.

Michelle specializes in a broad range of issues including mood disorders, relational conflict, life transitions, and substance abuse. She strives to create a positive and safe environment whereby individuals can identify the areas of their lives that they would like to improve upon.  Michelle aims to empowering individuals to take healthy risks to address problem areas in their lives and ultimately help them to alleviate symptoms reach their full potential. She combines evidence-based treatment modalities, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), reality therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and client-centered therapy. Michelle sees individual clients aged 12 and up, as well as couples.