Michele earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Central Michigan University with a double major in Interpersonal Communications and Public Health Education. She then worked at an adoption agency as a Licensed Social Worker – Birthparent Counselor.
She obtained her Master’s Degree in Social Work with an emphasis in Marriage & Family Therapy at Western Michigan University. She is certified in treating Perinatal Mood Disorders and worked in the Mother & Baby Program at Pine Rest for 3.5 years. She provided treatment to women who are experiencing anxiety, depression, adjustment disorder, and other mood disorders. She also worked, as a Case Manager, throughout the Pine Rest hospital with a variety of populations and treatment needs.
Michele’s clinical interests include treating depression and anxiety during pregnancy and the postpartum period as well as individuals, couples, and families who are struggling with significant life adjustments (such as going to college, moving, changing jobs, becoming a parent, an affair, divorce, empty nest, retirement and mood disorders). She practices with adults and is able to integrate psychology with spirituality/religion.