Counseling should be flexible to strive to meet you where you are- wherever that may be. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, my focus is to help individuals meet the best versions of themselves by creating a safe space to explore what this may look like. At the core, Humanistic principles guide my work though I incorporate other modalities as needed and have an eclectic approach. I believe Mental Health is a single piece of the over-arching puzzle to our general well-being. But together, we can take a step closer to get there.

In practice since 2008, I have turned my focus towards Anxiety, Mood Disorders, Stress/ Adjustment Issues, and Trauma. I am also interested in women’s issues, particularly Perinatal Mental Health and am pursuing further certifications in Perinatal Mood Disorders as well as Trauma.

Post-graduate certifications include National Certified Counselor (NCC). I completed my graduate studies from Teacher’s College, Columbia University having earned a Master of Arts in Psychological Counseling and Masters of Education in Mental Health Counseling. I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Pennsylvania State University. Originally from Miami, Florida, I am bilingual in Spanish, which allows me to serve a wider range of individuals effectively.

I believe many times, we are not quite sure how to express ourselves “correctly,” so our thoughts become “lost in translation” and relationships stagnate.

“Nothing Changes if Nothing Changes.”

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-Michelle Kan-Braceras