MFT Intern Michelene has extensive background in addictions, anxiety, and cognitive-behavioral restructuring.
Most recently, she served at the Veterans Hospital on a research project working with Veterans who have Hep-C, PTSD, depression, and family issues. Her primary duties were to provide individual and couples treatment using CBT theories with a person-centered approach. Additionally, she was recruited to assist on a case management review looking at the treatment of Veterans suffering with end-stage liver disease. Michelene played an integral role in developing an assessment packet and writing a manual for other providers to follow.
Responsibilities at The Family Program within the VA included teaching couples emotionally focused skills to build a better relationship. During her work at Veterans Village, Michelene developed several groups that dealt with addictions, trauma, and skill building. She also ran a weekly creative writing work shop that assisted those in recovery with processing feelings.
In her spare time, Michelene is working with Devin and The LGBT Center to develop a weekly group for children of LGBT parents. This workshop will help kids build life skills to manage anxiety, stress and worry.
Other accomplishments include her work as a Post-production Assistant for the Oxygen –based Isaac Mizrahi Show. Michelene has also volunteered her time at The Lighthouse for the Blind in New York City, at the Center for the Visually Impaired in Atlanta, and currently at The LGBT Center in downtown San Diego.
Ms. Wasil received her M.A. in Counseling Psychology at National University in La Jolla, CA. She received a Bachelors degree Communication from the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL.