Michelle Coleman, LPC
Michelle is a licensed professional counselor and a licensed alcohol and drug abuse counselor. She has worked with children, adolescents and their families for over 18 years as a mental health professional and 27 years in the social services field. Her initial entry into the field of treatment began in 1993 as a substance abuse treatment provider. In 2001, she became licensed to provide mental health services. Michelle received Bachelor of Science degrees in Psychology and Criminal Justice from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and a Master of Community Counseling from Henderson State University in Arkadelphia. She has experience working in acute hospitalization, residential psychiatric and substance use disorders facilities, juvenile corrections, school-based, and outpatient psychiatric treatment programs. She also has experience providing management and supervision to various mental health and substance abuse treatment programs.
Although Michelle has a broad range of clinical experiences with individual, couples, family and group therapy across the lifespan, her area of interests are working with children and adolescents who are experiencing issues with mood, trauma, disruptive, impulse-control, & conduct, substance use & addiction issues. Additional interests include the treatment of young adults diagnosed with severe and persistent mental health disorders and parenting issues. Michelle has also recently completed training for Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT).
Michelle’s approach to counseling is to provide a non-judgmental and compassionate atmosphere where clients can safely explore and work through feelings, thoughts, and beliefs that keep them stuck. Creativity, humor, and practical solutions and concrete goals are used to assist clients resolve their issues.