What's your Love Language?
Michelle Magida, LCPC, LBSI, owner of Therapy Etc. and new BGLCC member will help us discover what our language is and how it can help us better communicate with family, friends and work associates!
A bit about Michelle.... Michelle Magida is a Ph.D. candidate at Adler University, working towards her doctorate in Counseling Education & Supervision. She earned her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology, with a concentration in children & adolescents, from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in 2013. Michelle utilizes over 15 years of experience in helping children, adolescents, young adults, families, parents and schools achieve social, emotional, behavioral and academic success. Her passion is helping children enjoy being kids and parents enjoy their children; by connecting children with parents and home with school. Michelle’s counseling focuses on repairing attachment and healing from trauma. Michelle’s background in special education and expertise in executive functioning, helps in treating individuals with anxiety, depression, emotional regulation difficulties and/or attention/focus issues. In addition, Michelle enjoys partnering with parents as they develop new tools to diminish power struggles and establish healthy boundaries within the family system. Michelle believes in the power of building on existing strengths, which can lead to lasting positive change. Before founding Therapy Etc, Michelle was a special education teacher in the therapeutic day school setting for 5 years and the Behavior Intervention Specialist for District 60 in Waukegan, Illinois, where she provided training and support to district social workers, psychologists and administration with the hopes of supporting students in the least restrictive environment. In her free time, Michelle enjoys spending time with her children and cooking.