Currently a meditator and active in the Central Vermont Jewish community, Michele was an anti-war activist and active in the Women’s Movement in Boston MA in the 1960s. In 1970 she joined The Women’s Mental Health Collective in Somerville, MA, where she worked as a psychotherapist for 14 years. The Collective was instrumental in the early articulation of the prevalence and harm caused by the sexual abuse of children and pioneered research and clinical practice in the psychology of women and sexual abuse..
MEd in Counseling Psychology, Northeastern University
MA in Judaic Studies, Brandeis University
BA in English and Social Studies, The City College of New York
Areas of Expertise
- Substance Abuse
- Feminist Therapy
- Women’s History
- American Literary History
- Jewish Identity
- Contemporary American Jewish Life
I have an MEd in Counseling Psychology from Northeastern University and an MA in Judaic Studies from Brandeis University. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, and a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor.
I have done psychotherapy with a wide variety of adult men and women and have taught psychology to adults since 1983.
My research interests include minority adolescent development, including developmental issues of Jewish teens, mothering, chemical dependence and women in prison. I have published personal essays and professional articles in Women and Therapy, The Women’s Review of Books, and other feminist journals and edited volumes.