Michele Monroe-Clark LCSW

Michele Monroe-Clark, LCSW is staff therapist and a licensed clinical social worker and an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA). She earned her Master of Social Work degree from Loyola University in Chicago and her Master of Divinity from Western Theological Seminary. As a wife, mother, chaplain, therapist, and Pastor, Michele has over 20 years experience working with children, adolescents, families, and adults in inpatient, outpatient, and community settings to manage crises and reach their goals for rich fulfilling lives.

Michele's therapy style is reflective and directive balancing exploration and goal setting and she provides a safe environment filled with compassion. Her theory is grounded in person centered psychology believing that each person has the ability and potential to change to improve self-understanding, reach life goals, manage difficult transitions, and thrive. Michele specializes in treating anxiety, depression, grief, addictions in people of all ages and disruptive behavior in children and adolescents.

My job is: 
to provide a safe caring environment along with gentle guidance allowing people to reach their goals.
The challenges of my job are: 
knowing when to push and when to step back to allow people to reach their goals.
My job is extraordinary because: 
I get to participate in the healing, accepting journey with people who wish to live life to their fullest potential.
I’m extraordinary because: 
I believe that all things are possible.
I help to bring new hope to people by: 
believing in them when they can't or forgot how to believe in themselves.
I bring hope to my community by: 
working hard to make sure everyone has a chance and opportunity to thrive.
One extraordinary little known fact about me is: 
I enjoy writing poetry and short stories.
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