Michelle Wohlfert, LMSW, CAADC, CCS

Michelle Wohlfert, LMSW, CAADC, CCS

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

 

Michelle has practiced Clinical Social work in the behavioral and addictions field for 20 years.

 

She has practiced medical social work, worked as a substance abuse and mental health therapist, and as a clinical manager/supervisor in a detox and residential setting.

 

She has provided supervision to social work interns and those working toward full licensure for over ten years. She is certified to supervise CAADC therapists looking to become supervisors in addictions and those with CAADC development plans.

 

Her specialties include:

  • Co-Occurring Disorders: Addiction and anxiety, depression, bipolar and other disorders.
  • Trauma and Addiction
  • PTSD
  • Co-Dependency and Addictions and their effects on the family.
  • Experience with LGBT
  • Relationship issues

 

She has experience with both group and individual therapy

 

She has worked with families of persons diagnosed with mental health and substance abuse disorders.

 

She uses evidence-based treatment modalities.

 

Treatment methods used are:

Client Centered Therapy

Strengths Perspective

Motivational Interviewing

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Skills

The Stages of Change in Recovery.

Seeking Safety, and practices Trauma Informed Care

 

Licensure: Licensed Master Social Worker, (LMSW), Clinical and Macro through the state of Michigan

 

Board Certifications: Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor- (CAADC), through Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals

 

Certified Clinical Supervisor-(CCS), through Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals

 

I’m am excited to begin my private practice. Having the opportunity to be able to work with people experiencing mental health, substance abuse, trauma, and other issues, with full clinical support, so I can focus on client issues, is a dream come true.

 

It’s my passion personally, and professionally, to guide, and give tools, to those struggling with addictions, mental health and/or trauma issues. Most often, they need to know, and feel that there is hope, and that recovery will happen, if they do the work required to stay clean and sober. Which is to emotionally, spiritually, and physically, “walk the walk” of recovery. Doing the work on mental health stability, any trauma related issues, and emotional triggers, past or present, in addition to sober support meetings, are vital for sustained recovery and a sense of balance. Families are also part of the equation and need to invest in the process. Therapy is often recommended in order to explore co dependence, learn about family roles in the addictin cycle, and boundary setting.

 

I have experience in the mental health field and am familiar with how mental health, when not treated effectively, can interfere with every aspect of one’s life. I have personal experience with this, and have a passion to guide you on your journey to a happier life.

 

I have personal experience with addictions and the affects on the family and know all too well the pain and heartache that goes with it. I also know the victory of recovery and that living a life of sobriety is possible with the correct tools.

 

I am here to guide those wanting to live a healthier balanced lifestyle. I will walk along side and support you in a safe trustworthy environment.

 

In my personal time, you will find me spending my time with my 4 adult children, 6 grand children, my husband of 39 years, and my very active fur kids, a 70 lb, 11 month old, German Shepherd named Barón, and a 6 pound, spunky, Yorkie Pom, named Murphy.

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