Michelle Robinson is a pre-licensed Professional Counselor. She earned her Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Grace College. She also holds a MA in Biblical Studies and a Ph.D. in Christian Counseling from Newburgh Theological Seminary. She has a great passion for helping others connect from the inside out and from the outside in. She has years of experience in pastoral counseling.
Michelle interned as a Chaplain at Advocate South Suburban Hospital in the south suburbs. She has acquired the necessary CACREP accredited practicum hours and continues in her advanced internship clinical counselor supervised training. Michelle has worked with diverse populations of adults, couples, children, and adolescents who face grief, depression, anxiety, trauma, self-esteem, coping issues, and other mental illnesses. She has facilitated women’s and girls’ psychoeducation groups. Michelle identifies most and uses as a theoretical approach Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as a way to collaboratively work with clients to motivate them toward change.
Michelle is skilled at integrating faith with professional counseling, while honoring client autonomy. Having also worked in the legal field for 20 plus years as a Certified Shorthand Reporter, she has sharp listening skills and is able to bridge verbatim note taking and focused attention to the therapeutic needs of her clients.