Meet The Team
Founder & Practice Director
MA, NCC, LCMHC, DBH-C
Michelle has worked in the field of Mental Health, Substance Use, and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities for over 20 years. Michelle followed her dreams of creating an innovative counseling practice that is focused on superior client care with access to extraordinary clinicians. Following in this vision Breathe Wellness Counseling was established in 2019. Michelle is a National Certified Counselor and a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in the state of NC. She has been a Reiki practitioner under the lineage of Gail Allen (Panacea Healing Arts and Wellness Center Salisbury, NC) since 2019. She specializes in dual diagnosis (MH/IDD) with a special interest in Autism Spectrum Disorders, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and Stress Management. Michelle's practice theory is a combination of Mindfulness, Third-Wave Cognitive Behavioral Theories, and Energy Healing, she is also EMDR trained. Michelle has a passion for training and educating providers and clinicians to plant seeds in making a positive influence in health care in NC. Michelle is currently a Doctor of Behavior Health Canidate at Cummings Graduate Institute with a concentration in Integration of Behavioral Health and Primary Care.
MA, NCC, LCMHC
Rachel has worked in the field of Mental Health for 20 years with children and families. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, and after over 10 years in the field, she decided to follow her dreams and further her education to obtain her Master’s degree and become a National Certified Counselor and Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in the state of NC. She practices evidence-based psychotherapy using a compassionate, developmentally-informed, trauma-informed, and person-centered approach. Rachel works with adults and children on a variety of issues including: Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, PTSD, and other mental health and life concerns. She is certified in EMDR, Mindfulness, and Triple P Positive Parenting. Rachel’s goal is to create a nurturing relationship with all clients and finds that it is crucial to discuss things openly and honestly. She believes therapy is best provided in an atmosphere of safety and trust, which she will do her best to provide for you.
MA, NCC, LCMHCA
Lori works with a variety of clientele, with a range of all races and ethnic backgrounds. She is certified in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Mental Health First Aid USA, Darkness to Light Stewards of Children, Telehealth Certification for Mental Health Professionals and is a National Certified Counselor. Lori has a passion for working with adolescents and young adults. She uses a variety of techniques and modalities to include: DBT, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), group work, couples’ therapy, individual therapy, skills coaching, expressive art therapy, bariatric skills coaching and testing, grief and loss and music therapy. Her goal is help clients live their best lives by being the best version of themselves.
Tiffany's goal is to provide effective, person-centered treatment for each individual. She uses CBT and Solution Focused models to assist an adult or adolescent in becoming their best self. Tiffany believes each person and each circumstance is unique and should be treated as such. She can help teach coping strategies and believes in being a strong supportive role in the journey to healing. Tiffany enjoys working with individuals of all ages. She has worked with adults, adolescents, and children in various settings through-out the past four years. If you need attentive, regular sessions or are just looking for support in a current circumstance. Everyone has to right to excellent care in a complete judgement free zone and it is her mission to provide that. Tiffany has a nurturing, empathetic nature no matter how difficult the situation you may be facing. She uses this to provide a comfort and stability that you may not be experiencing elsewhere. Tiffany would be honored to hold your hand through your journey whether it be major or simply needing a listening ear.
Terry believes life is not meant to journey alone. After 27 years as a therapist and 30 years working in the field of mental health, she shares that she has come to realize that compassion, understanding, guidance and acceptance are the keys to a successful therapeutic relationship. Whatever you may be currently experiencing, Terry will seek to support, serve and guide you on your own unique path. She utilizes a variety of techniques/modalities (one of the benefits of longevity!). Her approach is holistic in nature utilizing mindfulness and somatics in psychotherapy along with other best- practice techniques. The Japanese art form, 'Kintsugi', is a process where broken pieces of pottery are put back together with gold. Terry loves this metaphor for our life's journey. By learning from our mistakes, our challenges, our times of perceived 'brokenness', we can continually recreate ourselves into our own personal best and reach for our Greatest Good. It would be her honor to accompany you on your journey.