Michelle Giannola graduated from the counseling program at Lynn University in the fall of 2017. She completed her graduate internship at Lifeskills of South Florida, working in a dual diagnosis facility. Michelle then returned to her first passion—kids. She worked as a child and family therapist at the Center for Child Counseling in Palm Beach Gardens from the fall of 2017 to the spring of 2019. But when an opportunity to return to summer camp (her second passion) came about, she left the agency and spent the summer working at an all boys camp in New Hampshire. There she was able to use her therapeutic skills to assist staff and campers from homesickness to relationship problems (the staff) and everything in between. Upon returning to south Florida, Michelle found a job that brought together her love for children and camp. She worked at Omni Middle School in Boca Raton as the behavioral health professional. She worked closely with students, parents, and teachers to guide students in becoming their best versions of themselves. But as many of us sometimes leave home with thoughts of never returning, Michelle made the big decision to return to her hometown to be closer to family. And though she’ll miss summer weather during the winter months, she is happy to be within minutes of her family.
Michelle is fully licensed as a Mental Health Counselor in Florida, and has her LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor) in Michigan. She is also a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and a Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCMHC). Areas of knowledge include personality disorders, mood disorders (specifically anxiety and depression), substance use disorders, behavioral problems (specifically ODD), ADHD, and Autism Spectrum Disorders. Theoretical approaches include REBT, DBT, CBT, and Play Therapy.
Timothy W. McVay
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