Our mission is to promote optimal mental health through awareness, advocacy, and education. To help improve the quality of life to our patients with wellness focused services that promote social-emotional well-being.
Our vision is a society where mental wellness is the foundation of a healthy community. We teach children from a very young age to care for their bodies - if they get a scrape on their leg they clean it and put on a bandage. In the American society there is much stigma around mental health - we don't teach how to care for our minds. Far too often people wait until they are in crisis before seeking out help for their minds. Our minds are very powerful and mental health is important. At Quill Counseling we teach you how to manage symptoms and maintain a mentally healthy quality of life!
BA Sociology - Drake University MS Ed in Counseling - Western Illinois University Nationally Certified Counselor - Licensed Mental Health Counselor in IA - Certified Infant Touch and Massage Instructor.
Michele received her BA in Sociology from Drake University in 2002. She worked as a caseworker with youth, juvenile delinquents, foster care and family-centered for about 6 years. Michele received her MSEd in Counseling from Western Illinois University in 2010. She stayed home and worked part-time teaching Sociology and Psychology for Eastern Iowa Community College as well as counseling in the school system. She started her private practice counseling career in 2016. She has been married to her husband since 2006 and is the mother of 3 school-aged children. Michele is a food allergy advocate and can assist in helping parents navigate food allergies in public school settings. She is also a certified Infant Touch and Massage Instructor utilizing techniques in sessions with new parents.