Michelle Cwanger, MSW, LCSW is delighted to bring her expertise and energy to the team at the Center for Counseling and Education. Warm and compassionate, Michelle enjoys helping individuals to better understand their feelings, their relationships, and themselves.
She has a gentle, empathic demeanor, and is able to make strong connections with people. Michelle utilizes a strength-based, client-centered, empowerment approach and draws from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and mindfulness principles in her clinical work.
Michelle received her Master’s degree from Rutgers University School of Social Work. She is a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP), a Certified Child and Adolescent Trauma Professional (CATP), and a Certified Clinical Telemental Health Provider (CTMH). She also has advanced training in Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) that is very effective for clients who struggle with anxiety and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD).
In addition, Michelle has specialized training in domestic violence and sexual assault. She feels passionate about helping all people who have experienced trauma to reclaim their lives. With experience working in inpatient and outpatient settings, Michelle supports individuals and families struggling with many different issues, including anxiety, depression, grief and loss, PTSD/trauma, eating disorders, and chronic mental health diagnoses.
Michelle is dedicated to her work, meets her clients where they are, and connects well with children, teens, and adults.
Michelle enjoys yoga and integrates this into the therapeutic process for clients who are interested. She recently adopted a Maltese puppy who brings out her playful nature.