Michelle works as a bilingual Behavioral Health Counselor at Esperanza Health Centers, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) that serves Chicago’s Southwest Side.
Michelle belongs to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, and the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, and serves as a Director on the Alumni Board for The Family Institute at Northwestern University. She has guest lectured at Loyola University Chicago, as well as The Graduate School at Northwestern University, on working with the patient’s family system in therapy.
In her current role, Michelle works with the medical team at Esperanza Health Centers to provide the Latinx community comprehensive, collaborative, and holistic care to i
Michelle is co-author of Rewire Your Anxious Brain for Teens (April, 2020).
- Clinical training in marriage and family therapy at The Family Institute at Northwestern University.
- Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy at Northwestern University.
- Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Loyola University Chicago.
- Born in Evanston, IL, raised in Joliet, IL. 8 year resident of Chicago, IL.
What People Say
“After treatment with Michelle, I could honestly say that my previously debilitating OCD is no longer controlling my life as it did before.”Former Client, 25, F
“I’ve been fighting anxiety for years and was losing my confidence. I thought I would never get better, but with Michelle in my corner, things have changed. I feel like the old me is coming back and like they say, Rome was not built in one day. Remember, it is a process.”Former Client, 31, M
“We had an AWESOME experience with Michelle. [Child] seemed to take direction from her very well. Thank you so much – can’t tell you how much we all appreciate it!”Former Client Parent, 7, M