Michelle is thrilled to be a part of the Fusion Solana Beach team as Assistant Director and Post-Secondary Counselor! Michelle brings to Fusion her passion for supporting struggling adolescents and families and her belief in the healing power of relationships. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Chapman University and continued on to receive her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University in Los Angeles. Michelle is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and dedicated five years at a family therapeutic program where she provided support to pre-teens and teens struggling with a variety of emotional and psychological challenges. Michelle is honored to have had the privilege of witnessing the transformation that occurs when young people learn to accept and love who they are. Her hope is that through the relationships students develop at Fusion, they learn to: be themselves, trust themselves, and love themselves. Michelle has a love of traveling, learning, pilates, spicy food, and dogs (especially black labs)!