Dr. Michel joined MindWell Psychology in 2011, after having been a licensed psychologist for five years. Her formal training includes child clinical psychology, in which she received specialized experiencing working with children, adolescents and families. Dr. Michel also has extensive experience providing psychotherapy services to adults.
Education: Princeton University : Bachelor of Arts (A.B.) 1994; Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP): Master of Psychology (Psy. M.) 1999 and Doctor of Psychology (Psy. D.) 2003.
Internship and Residency: Washington, DC Department of Mental Health, St. Elizabeths Hospital, Northwest Family Center.
Credentials: Licensed Psychologist in Maryland State and Washington, DC; Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Services Provided: Achievement and Cognitive Testing; Behavioral and Social-Emotional Assessments; Comprehensive Psychoeducational/Neuropsychological Evaluations; Consultation Services; School Admissions Testing; Child, Adolescent, and Adult.
♦ Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
♦ Autism Spectrum Disorder (i.e. Asperger’s)
♦ Disruptive Behaviors
♦ Emotional Functioning (i.e. Adjustment; Anxiety; Depression)
♦ Intellectual Giftedness
♦ Learning Disabilities
♦ Parent Consultation
♦ School Functioning
♦ Social Skills
Dr. Michel’s research experience includes examining how certain elements of psychological theory is incorporated in literature in terms of character development in various fictional genre as well as identity development of young people from immigrant families. She has teaching experience with elementary, middle, and high school students, which has enriched her solid foundation towards understanding behavioral management of children and adolescents within academic settings and consultation with parents as well as special service providers.
Therapeutically, Dr. Michel has worked at a university counseling center and various school settings for students with learning disabilities. In addition, she provided assistance in the development of individualized education plans (IEP), and her psychological assessment skills included completion of court-ordered evaluations to assess behavioral, emotional, and learning needs of youth who were under the jurisdiction of the Courts. Dr. Michel’s professional role also extends to the Department of Defense (DoD) in providing psychological services to both civilian and military service personnel and relevant beneficiaries. She utilizes an interpersonal and warm approach to connect and develop positive rapport with clients. Dr. Michel provides thorough assessments that answers clients’ questions, including ways to address their concerns in an effective manner. Contact MindWell today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Michel.
When she is not working, Dr. Michel enjoys spending time with her husband and two young daughters, and staying in contact with her friends. She understands the demanding role parenthood can place upon individuals, and strives towards implementing the same healthy standards in her life as she discusses with her clients. Dr. Michel’s interests include health and fitness, interior decorating, and the perpetual attempt at keeping her home organized.