Michelle Van Elst

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Licensed Social Worker

Michelle Van Elst, MSW, LSW

I received my MSW from Grand Valley State University and am a Licensed Social Worker.

I am trained in individual and family therapy and have worked in a partial hospitalization program and a children’s advocacy center. While there, I helped children and teens struggling with anxiety, depression, and traumatic life events. During graduate school, I provided in-home care to older adults and have experience with hospice and end of life clients.

I practice from multiple different approaches including, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. My approach is to be open, honest, and empathetic, adding a dash of humor to help find the coping skills that are right for my clients.

When I’m not working you can find me going on walks with my dog Coco, watching or playing sports with my husband, or watching all things reality TV.

I work with children, teens, and young adults dealing with anxiety, depression, and anything else getting in the way of living their best life.

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