Michelle’s early experience was working with person’s court ordered to attend therapy individually and in group therapy. Many of these individuals struggled with both mental illness and substance abuse related problems. Since that time she has worked with a variety of populations including; severely mentally ill adults, children, teens and parents. While attending the University of Utah Michelle provided Applied Behavioral Analysis for a child diagnosed with Autism. Michelle also has a nephew and cousin who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum disorder.
Following completion of her Associate’s degree at Snow College Michelle spent a semester in Russia teaching English to young children. During this time she recognized her passion was understanding and helping others.
Michelle continued her education at The University of Utah where she double majored in Psychology and Human Development. She graduated from The University of Phoenix with a Masters of Science in Counseling Mental Health Counseling in 2009.
Her experience in her career and personal life reinforced her belief that each individual has the power within themselves to create a better life for themselves. Michelle believes her role is to be a guide to her clients as they journey to improved mental health.
In her free time Michelle enjoys spending time with her pets, yarn arts, painting and spending time with loved ones.