Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner
Michele is seeing clients in the Broken Bow office. Michele Taylor graduated from the University of Nebraska at Kearney with her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology in May 2002 and with her Master’s Degree in Community Counseling in 2006. Michele obtained her Licensed Mental Health Practitioner status in May 2009 after completing her internship with Wholeness Healing Center and entering into practice for about a year.
Michele believes in guiding her clients to seek out and utilize their strengths to overcome challenges and improve satisfaction of life. Michele practices Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Client-Centered Therapy among other techniques. Michelle enjoys advocating for students in the school system and collaborating with families and schools to be the bridge to successful learning and self-confidence. Michele is interested in working with people of all ages and with various challenges. She holds a special interest in geriatric clients, clients experiencing domestic violence/dating violence as well as children and family dynamics.
Michele has experience in working with adolescents who have been adopted, guardianshipped or are in foster care, aiding them in preparing for a healthy, productive future through the education of transition skills. Michele has experience in working with children and adults diagnosed with ADHD, Autism, developmental delays and various other learning challenges. Michele also has experience working with school-aged children aiding them with the development of emotional regulation, stress and anxiety reduction, peer relationships, combatting the effects of bullying, social skills, behavioral modification, family dynamics and communication skills between peers and between family members.
Michele’s experience also includes working with geriatric clients in regards to grief/loss, emotional regulation, abuse/neglect, trauma, depression, anxiety, personality disorders, suicidality through individual and group therapy settings as well as marriage and family therapy. She has a special interest in this population and enjoys aiding the geriatric population in finding the joy in life once again.
In addition Michele has several years of experience working with survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse/trauma both through individual and group settings.
Michele has developed a curriculum for emotion management that she utilizes with all ages.
Michele has training in the areas of child development, bullying, behavior management, CBT, emotion management, family dynamics, abuse/neglect, stress management, anxiety/panic disorders, trauma and art therapy. She is trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy.
In her free time, Michele enjoys the outdoors through camping, paddle boarding, and boating. She also loves to travel and has a goal to travel to each state. Michele enjoys spending time with family and friends any chance she gets. She is also active in her faith through leadership in her church.