Michelle has been working in the fields of Psychology, Social Work, and Education for over twenty-five years. She has a true love and passion for what she does. With an expertise in Developmental Psychology and completed all coursework for a Ph.D. in Psychology, she is currently in the dissertation stage. Michelle’s dissertation addresses “Does Racial Identity Moderate the Relationship Between Academic Self-Efficacy and Engagement with STEM Classes Among Black Female Undergraduate students?” She has an extensive background in the arts, including music, dance, and drama, as well as being a published author—a children’s book called, “Jasmine and the Singing Substitute” (2017). She combines the arts with psychology in the college courses she teaches, as well as treatment interventions with clients.
“I like to sing Jazz, Classical, Gospel, R&B, and Pop music. I also play piano and when appropriate, I integrate music in therapy for creative arts interventions.”