Philosophy of Care:
Michelle Harrison is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate dedicated to pursuing a lifelong goal of assisting others develop and maintain mental, physical, and emotional health. Michelle has demonstrated this dedication early in her career as a certified nursing assistant, certified medical assistant, and home health care aide, where she built a strong foundation in the concept of duty of care. She gained hands on experience with the elderly and physically disabled within inpatient and homebased settings.
Michelle’s passion for healthcare led her to invest her efforts into childhood development. Michelle spent a total of 6 years as a Child Development Center coordinator where she guided learning, emotional, social, and physical development for children from ages 0 to 5. She advanced to work as a Child and Youth Center Associate where she planned, coordinated, and conducted activities for school aged program participants based on observed needs of youth ranging in age from 5 to 18.
Michelle then began one-on-one work with youth on the autism spectrum as an ABA Therapist. She ran various programs to help youth correct maladaptive behavior. She tutored youth in subjects related to activities of daily living, while encouraging gross motor and fine motor skills. She developed individual training plans tailored to specific needs in home and school-based settings.
Michelle furthered her professional development and body of work by expanding her experience with young adults aged 18-25 as a Case Manager in an assisted living facility/residential home setting where she established rapport and positive working relationships with clients while maintaining professional ethics and boundaries. She completed screenings and intake processing for new clients and functioned as a liaison for incoming referrals with clinical and external providers. She coordinated and assisted clients with referrals, obtaining and maintaining entitlements, money management, treatment, medical care, transportation, housing, wellness/nutrition, legal services, education, and employment.
Afterwards, Michelle began work as an Outpatient Therapist where she provided mental health counseling to individuals, families, and couples ages 4-60 years. She facilitated and developed crisis intervention plans and established and implemented treatment goals, objectives, and action plans.
Michelle translated her skills into work as a Crisis Therapist where she assessed children and families in crisis, determined level of care needed for individual crisis. She connected children and families to resources to best support the needs of the child and family.
Michelle is a military spouse of an active-duty Air Force member with 20 years of experience with the unique and special requirements of active-duty military families. She has invested many years into research and treatments for her adult son on the autism spectrum and is actively engaged in the pursuit of finding effective ways to diagnose and treat individuals with special needs. Michelle has made many personal investments into her field and treats everyone as a person with unique needs. Her lifelong dedication to the service of others is a testament to her power of will and devotion to duty. With
Michelle’s ability to understand a wide variety of individuals’ needs within a wide and diverse spectrum, she provides patients to have the best most potential ability to reach their needs. She has worked with patients of every race, age, creed, and color, and living as a military spouse, understands that everyone has unique challenges, and is willing to work diligently to provide the absolute best care.
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