Co-Founder, Coach & Mediator
Helping Individuals, Couples and Families to Live Intentionally!
Phone: +1 248 342 8001
Michelle is an award-winning licensed clinical social worker (both micro and macro), life coach and mediator based in Oakland County, Michigan, USA. She provides therapeutic interventions and strategies to businesses and individuals, and specializes in working with couples and families in crisis.
Michelle has been in practice for more than 20 years. Her practice includes extensive work with children, adolescents, and adults; and she regularly provides supervision for social workers entering the field. Like the ferryman in Herman Hesse’s Siddhartha, Michelle has worked intensely to discover her own enlightenment in order to help others on their life journey.
Since earning her Master’s Degree in Social Work at Eastern Michigan University, she has earned a post-master’s certification in Special Education at Saginaw Valley University, and certifications as a civil and domestic mediator from the Oakland Mediation Center in Oakland County, Michigan. She lives in Oakland County, Michigan, USA, and coaches in-person in and around Oakland County and virtually by Skype in English. She is also available for supervision and mediation services.
Through this re-discovery process, you can become the person you desire. When the severity of an issue requires more beyond coaching, as a licensed therapist, I employ therapeutic interventions.
Typical clients: Aged 5-80
Logistics: The first session will focus on gathering history and information to plan forward and lasts approximately 1 ½ to 2 hours. Subsequent sessions last 1 hour to an hour and a half. Invoices are emailed, when requested, to submit to your insurance company, with many insurances reimbursing for my services.
Local sessions are provided within the family home, or a community setting, such as a restaurant, library, or coffee shop. The relaxed and familiar atmosphere has proven successful in making the most of the coaching hour.
Remote sessions are also available by Skype.
Number of sessions: Duration of coaching varies from one month to several months, and sometimes longer when addressing more deeply-rooted issues. A rough average of coaching time is from three to six months.
I offer mediation for individuals that want to divorce, resolve a conflict, or settle a dispute, without the expense of litigation, in a timely efficient manner, with swift and satisfying results.
Typical cases: divorce, employment, general civil, small claims, and landlord/tenant.
Logistics: Mediation is tailored to meet the needs of each individual case.