Michelle is a fully bilingual licensed psychologist who was raised in Puerto Rico and now lives in Orlando, Florida. She completed her doctoral degree in Carlos Albizu University (CAU), San Juan Campus. While completing her doctoral degree, Michelle participated of many committees and student organizations that would vouch for student rights and would promote the education of LGBTQI matters. While completing her studies, Michelle was also part of CAU’s outpatient program which offered services for victims of crime and sexual abuse.
After Michelle completed her studies, she moved to Kissimmee, Florida to complete her internship and Post-Doctoral residency at Park Place Behavioral Healthcare (PPBH) in Osceola County. She completed rotations in the Crisis Unit, Substance Abuse and Detox Center and in the Children and Adult Outpatient Program.
Throughout the years Michelle has continued expanding her knowledge on gender and sexual diversity, victims of trauma, mood-related disorders and cultural and ethnic minorities. Michelle has offered workshops focused on primary care treatment with cultural sensitivity, general mental health and matters related to the LGBTQI community.
Currently, she offers individual therapy services and psychological evaluations to people of all ages. Although most of her training involves 1st to 3rd generation Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies, she has an integrative approach to best fit her client’s needs. Finally, she occasionally works as adjunct professor at Valencia College, Osceola County where she has taught both General Psychology and Developmental Psychology.