Michelle is licensed by the state of New York as a Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). She earned her Masters Degree in Social Work from Columbia University and her Masters of Business Administration from Iona College.
Michelle has over 20 years of experience working with children, families, and individuals in a variety of settings, including a residential treatment facility, inpatient medical hospital, mental health clinical located in a high-risk middle school in the Bronx, inpatient psychiatric hospital, and private practice. She has been with DARE since the coaching program first started back in 2009.
Michelle has received training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Exposure Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Mindfulness Based Therapy. Her extensive training combined with her direct approach, sense of humor, and down to earth tone has helped thousands of people from around the world apply DARE to all types of anxiety disorders.