Michelle has a Bachelor’s Degree in Healthcare Administration and a Certificate in Business Management. She has worked in the financial industry for over a decade. During this time, she’s managed several businesses and handled a majority of the financial decisions. Her skills in financial analysis and problem-solving gave these businesses new opportunities for growth and a competitive edge in their industry. She has previous experience working in hospital administration for a psychiatric hospital, specifically in the Addiction Recovery Program.

Michelle began her work in trauma and recovery in 2017 as a Certified Therapeutic Mentor for foster children. She acted as an emergency resource for children who experienced trauma, abuse and neglect. She volunteers and advocates for battered women and children in the community and acts as an advocate in court proceedings. Based on Michelle’s experience with individuals dealing with mental illnesses like anxiety or depression, she’s found that those struggles are typically superficial symptoms to deep-seated trauma. Michelle believes that successful and complete healing can only be achieved by treating the root cause of trauma. There is beauty in trauma and the recovery process. Everyone gets a fresh beginning; to decide what pieces they want to include in their new self.

Michelle has completed several trainings in trauma and crisis intervention. She is currently working with various consultants and agencies to provide immediate mental health services to First Responders. When a First Responder or Front Line Worker reaches out for help they can't wait until a provider is available, they need to be seen as soon as possible. Michelle's goal is to structure Grief Relief so individuals can receive treatment immediately and that their provider understands their professional background.