Noelle graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State, and is a Master’s degree Candidate in Oakland University’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. She has had extensive supervised experience in the university’s Counseling Center, where she worked with individuals to manage anxiety, depression, grief, life adjustments, ADHD, and parenting and relationship difficulties.
Noelle employs an integrative approach to therapy, drawing on multiple theories based on her assessment of the client’s needs and personality to determine what will bring about the greatest insight and growth. Her preferred approaches include ACT/ Mindfulness (to deepen our perspectives), existential therapy (to make meaning from our struggles), and EFT/ Attachment theory (to understand our histories and relationships). The foundation of her practice is person-centered, in which the client receives her unconditional acceptance and respect as they work together to create meaning, purpose, and change.
Noelle says, “ I embrace the growth mindset and strongly believe in each individual’s ability to change and develop into the person they wish to be. I feel it is imperative that the client and counselor work as a collaborative team to achieve results. To this end, we will work together to set goals, and will regularly revisit and revise these goals. In doing so, there will be a constant evaluation and accountability on both sides as to our progress.”
Noelle is a returning student, and has a wide array of life experiences to complement her academic and clinical training. She was a freelance writer, and owned and operated an artisan food business. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, cooking (so she can recreate the meals from foreign places!), hiking, and playing strategy board games with her family. She looks forward to developing her private practice in counseling.
Noelle’s case supervision will be provided by Claudia Schwenzer, MSW, and Christine Lyon, LPC and Clinical Manager.