Michelle comes to Ocean Recovery with a strength based, and heart centered approach to client care. Since 2011 Michelle has been hands on in the recovery field with special focus on those experiencing chemical dependency, eating disorders, and sex and love addiction. Michelle uses a compassionate approach to help clients uncover the roots of their presenting issues. As an alumni of the program, Michelle understands how demanding early recovery can be and intimately knows what heart centered approaches will help individuals achieve long term recovery. Michelle has obtained her A.S in Drug and Alcohol Counseling and her Bachelors of Social Work from Cal State Long Beach. Additionally Michelle has obtained certification in Eating Disorder Treatment. Michelle has completed multiple training and internships including trauma informed equine therapy, a year of youth corrections social work at Juvenile Hall and is a CADC III. As Program Director of Ocean Recovery, Michelle works hard to walk clients and families through the most difficult part of their lives and onward to a life of opportunity and abundance in recovery.