Michelle Ernst, MS, LPC Associate, NCC received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Texas at Dallas. At UTD, she worked as an undergraduate research assistant in the Schizophrenia and Social Cognition Lab and volunteered as a mentor for fifth and sixth grade girls through UTD’s service learning program. Afterwards, she attended the University of North Texas where she received her Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.
As a practicum intern at the Counseling and Human Development Center at UNT, Michelle worked with adults with a variety of concerns including anxiety, depression, ADHD, anger, family and peer relationships, and life transitions. Michelle also interned at the Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County, where she provided trauma therapy to children affected by abuse and their non-offending family members. Her primary experience is with adolescents, although she also has experience providing therapy to younger children, adults, and groups. Michelle recently attended the University of North Texas Center for Play Therapy's Child-Centered Play Therapy 101 training, and will expand her play therapy work under the supervision of Dr. Carlson.
Michelle believes that a supportive relationship is the basis of growth. Through empathy and acceptance, she works to create a nonjudgmental space where clients can be their most authentic self.
Outside of counseling, Michelle has been a singer for 15 years and enjoys spending her free time training her puppy.
Contact Michelle: 214.449.0492