Michelle has more than six years of professional experience. As a 360 Clinician, her research focus is on community program development for families with co-occurring disorders and substance abuse, with Child Protective Services involvement, and the need for collaborative foster care co-parenting to support family treatment/recovery objectives and parent/child attachment.
Michele is a member of the American Psychological Association and the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.
She earned a bachelor’s degree in Cultural Anthropology from St. Edward’s University in Austin and a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Northcentral University. She's currently on a doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy (addiction specialist) from Northcentral University.
Michele comes from a culturally diverse family background, including Serbian, Hungarian, German and American and has visited family members in all these countries.