Michelle Cwanger, MSW, LSW, is delighted to join the team at the Center for Counseling and Education. She is a warm, compassionate, empathic counselor who enjoys helping individuals connect with and better understand their feelings and relationships. She has a gentle demeanor, and she is able to make great 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 in the clinical track. She has specialized training as a domestic violence and sexual assault advocate and a passion and skill in the areas of trauma and yoga.
She has experience working in inpatient and outpatient settings with individuals and families struggling with many different kinds of issues, including anxiety, depression, grief and loss, PTSD, eating disorders, and chronic, long-term mental health diagnoses. She is passionate about working with children and bonds very well with teens and young adults.
Michelle has an interest in furthering her training in EMDR, Play Therapy, Trauma-Focused Yoga and yoga for kids. Michelle recently adopted a Maltese puppy who brings out her playful nature.