Michelle owner and therapist at Salt Lake Weight Counseling has been working in the mental health field since 2001. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Weber State University and a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Utah. She has spent her career working with adolescents and adults in a variety of treatment settings. Michelle is skilled at treating a variety of mental health issues. She has also worked as a health and wellness coach helping clients achieve their health goals. Michelle provides a safe, caring, and comfortable environment to promote healing. Her approach is nonjudgmental and her goal is to help you feel at ease. She helps you to feel understood, respected and hopeful. She is passionate and enthusiastic about her work to help others achieve wellness. She works with dietitians, fitness professionals and medical professionals to provide holistic care for wellness.
Michelle has been a contributing expert for GoodTherapy.org writing articles about weight loss, motivation and self care. She has written a chapter in a book titled Breaking Free: Overcoming Self-Sabotage and has had several television interviews on stress management, emotional eating and Binge Eating Disorder.
When she is not working, Michelle enjoys cycling, cooking, hiking, traveling and spending time with her husband and dog. She also currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Bonneville Cycling Club.
All patients will have the opportunity to meet Michelle during monthly weight-loss surgery Support Groups. Michelle will be directing Stage II for the month of September, and will work together with RMAP and Leslee Miller, LCSW to continue to provide our patients with the greatest support team.