Michelle is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) working as a therapist with Breakthroughs of North Florida. She provides professional counseling and psychoeducational services to the following:
Her educational experiences include a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Florida State University with a focus on couples counseling, group therapy, and crisis intervention. Michelle also earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Auburn University. She has completed Level 3 Practicum Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy with the Gottman Institute, founded by Drs. John and Julie Gottman. The Institute is world renowned for their work on relationship stability and divorce prediction, involving the study of emotions, physiology, and communication. Their method is designed to help teach specific tools to deepen friendship and intimacy, productively manage conflicts, and appreciate your relationship’s strengths while navigating its vulnerabilities.
Michelle has worked in several capacities as a licensed clinician to include both outpatient and inpatient treatment, counseling in jails and prison, military counseling both on and off base, and private practice. She is passionate about seeing lives change and working with people to achieve their goal of self-improvement. Michelle’s travels abroad have opened her mind and heart to other cultures and backgrounds and her mission is to be genuine, empathetic, and compassionate to all who enter her office.
Michelle grew up outside of Birmingham, Alabama, and has called Nassau County home since 2001. She is an “island girl” at heart and loves everything about beach life!