Michelle Salois, RN, MSW, LCSW. As a Diplomate in Clinical Social Work and a Clinical Member of the American Association of Family Therapy Michelle enjoys working with Couples in distress, parent coaching for children's problems in a Family therapy context, and Individuals who are wanting to address problems expressing as depression, anxiety or problematic behaviors.
With past experience in Nursing and Catholic Parish Ministry and an undergraduate degree in Theology; Michelle approaches counseling with a broad understanding of what in a person’s life and relationships might need a new kind of balance or understanding so that problems may be overcome, behaviors changed and relationships renewed. Michelle strives to combine a tender supportiveness with confident guidance and often uses between-session assignments to help people move actively towards their goals.
Deep wounds which disrupt daily living such as those resulting from childhood sexual abuse are a specialty of hers and she has developed many methods aimed at more rapid relief of the distressing symptoms so that the person may move sooner toward a more fulfilling future. She has extensive experience working with issues of illness, dying and grief from her work in hospitals and Hospice care.
Michelle especially enjoys helping with the more serious or challenging problems which some therapists prefer to avoid. She has pursued post graduate training through workshops, supervision and professional reading which includes Brief Family therapy methods, Hypnotherapy, Cognitive therapy, Jungian Dream work, 12 Step approaches, Internal Family Systems and Focusing