“Vision without action is merely a dream, Action without vision just passes the time, and vision with action changes the world”
My philosophy is within each person is the capacity to make a positive impact on the world around them and a belief that the recipe to achieve that is simple, someone to give you the ingredients and directions. I am passionate about helping children and families reach their goals through supportive services in a supportive environment. My approach is client focused starting with what the client feels is their biggest need. I firmly believe people get better when they are heard.
My name is Jessica Michels, LISW-S, I have been a social worker for 8 years. I have a master’s degree in clinical social work that I received from the University of Cincinnati in May of 2012. I obtained my independent license in 2015 and my supervisory credential in 2016. I have worked with a wide variety of mental health dx including Oppositional Defiance, Conduct Disorder, Major Depression, Generalized Anxiety, PTSD, and Reactive Attachment. I have a certification as a Certified Trauma Specialist in the evidenced based practice from the trauma and loss institute (TLC). I am also certified in Cognitive Behavioral Trauma informed care. I have experience and specific training working with clients diagnosed with Reactive Attachment. I utilize a variety of therapy modalities and interventions as appropriate for the client. I am well versed in sensory interventions, play therapy techniques, and cognitive behavioral approaches. I have worked with a diverse population ranging in ages from 4 years old into adulthood.
I am a certified trainer of TLC and specifically train children of trauma and sensory based interventions. I provide ongoing education to therapists and other mental health professionals on evidenced based practices, Medicaid billing, and HIPPA.
“The secret of leadership is simple: Do what you believe in. Paint a picture of the future. Go there. People will follow.”
My current role is Clinical Director, which allows me to grow new therapists through training and mentoring. I believe that the responsibility of overseeing quality services to our client population allows me to utilize all of my strengths and knowledge. I am truly grateful for the opportunity to impact client and staff lives.