As an intern at the Counseling and Wellness Center of Pittsburgh, Michelle Reiser’s goal is to empower autonomy, growth, and holistic wellness within each of her clients, and to walk with them as they journey toward healing and reaching their fullest potential. Michelle is dedicated to the continuous development of her education, skill-set, and professional and personal growth as a clinical mental health counselor.
She utilizes an eclectic approach to treatment, drawing from humanistic, psychodynamic, and cognitive-behavioral schools of thought. She practices from a trauma-informed, strength-based lens, and believes that light can be found in the inevitability of life’s darkness. Michelle aims to adapt her treatment modality to fit each client’s individualized needs and seeks to collaborate with each client to set and achieve goals that fulfill their unique conceptualization of wellness. Michelle is eager to work with individuals, couples, and families of all backgrounds and walks of life, and looks forward to accompanying her clients on their paths toward psychological, physical, and spiritual wellbeing.
Education and Experience
Michelle is completing her final year at Duquesne University, and is projected to earn a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in the near future. Michelle is an active member of Duquesne’s chapter of Chi Sigma Iota honor society, and highly values excellence in counselor education, as well as working to support the needs of her community. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh, with specializations in Sociology and Biology.
Michelle has an extensive background in the field of mental health, working closely with those whose lives have been impacted by traumatic experience, behavioral / medical challenges, and grief and bereavement. Michelle has over ten years of experience working with children, adolescents, and young adults within the contexts of residential treatment, assisted living facilities, hospitals, and support group settings. Michelle has experience treating a wide range of diagnoses including anxiety, depression, mood instability, grief and loss, as well as trauma-stressor, disruptive / impulse-control, somatic symptom, neurodevelopmental, and neurocognitive disorders. She is highly skilled and knowledgeable in trauma-informed care, behavior modification, emotional regulation, life-transition, play therapy, child-development, and therapeutic crisis intervention.
Hobbies and Interests
In her free time, Michelle enjoys adventuring to create lasting memories with her two daughters and husband. Michelle spends time nurturing her own wellness through art, travel, literature, exercise, and nature. She can often be found at a Broadway musical, coffee shop, exhilarating weekend excursion, or any experience that is sure to broaden her horizons. Michelle enjoys volunteering within the greater Pittsburgh community and finds profound joy in helping others.
How to Get Started
Michelle provides therapy in-person at the South Hills office as well as via online therapy for your convenience. You can reach us at 412-322-2129 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to get started.