Miche'l Moore, MS MFT-IT
Hello, my name is Miche'l Moore, and yes, my name is pronounced "Michael". Don't worry, you'll get used to it. I am excited to tell you a little about myself as well as my focus as a Marriage and Family Therapist.
I was born and raised in Milwaukee Wisconsin. I have a wonderful, loving family and truly supportive friends. Throughout life I have run into many ups and downs of my own, however, I have rarely given up. I have had many mentors along the way, and I would not be where I am today without their knowledge, kindness, and support. It truly does take a village. I have extensive past experience with families and children as I was a Nanny for 10 years for large professional families prior to becoming an MFT. I am also a proud mother of a curious little girl and she has my whole heart. I received my undergraduate degree in Psychology from UW-Milwaukee and there after attended Edgewood College in Madison, Wisconsin for my masters in Marriage and Family Therapy under Director Peter Fabian.
I opened EVOLVEwithin LLC in 2015 and has been continuing to flourish ever since. In 2019 the clinic expanded from a solo practice to a group practice by welcoming an additional therapists and interns who are enthusiastic to start seeing their own clients. Since the beginning we have offered Telehealth services, however, due to the pandemic of 2020, we now offer telehealth services to Wisconsin residence all over the state.
I have been working with clients since May of 2013 and found myself enjoying working with a few focused clients. One being those whom have experienced unhealthy upbringings and past abuse or trauma, (for example: narcissistic relationships, or physical, emotional, or sexual abuse). Second I enjoy working with couples on topics such as communication, intimacy issues, trust issues, affairs, problem solving, you name it. Lastly, I am incredibly passionate about working with parents whom seek support individually or as a caregiver in their hectic daily lives.
I have a passion for re-connection. I enjoy working with my clients to help them understand themselves, their dynamics with others, and how to best lead a healthy connected life.
Watching my clients blossom before my eyes is an incredible feeling. But watching you discover your growth and use it confidently is why I do this job. It is incredibly difficult for people to open up about themselves, and I hold high levels of respect for all of my clients. I would categorize myself as being empathetic, understanding, non-judgmental, educational, and a powerful motivator.
Please do not hesitate to ask if I am an appropriate fit for you. I work with individuals, couples, and families. I feel as though our past has shaped who we are today, and sometimes we are not 100% comfortable with who we have become, and I am here to help you get a little closer to where you'd like to be. I take a collaborative approach when working with my clients. No one knows you better than yourself; you are a huge part of your treatment.
ARE YOU LISTENING TO ME?
While studying at Edgewood College, I developed and implemented a mindfulness study alongside team members Hayley Clark MS MFT and Kelsey Schroeder-Gasser MS MFT. The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of mindfulness activities in the classroom. Specifically measuring the frequency with which a teacher has to engage in corrective behavior, (e.g., telling a child to not speak out of turn, staying seated, etc.) with their students before, during, and after the implementation of a 5-7-minute daily mindfulness activity. We recruited seven teachers from the Monona School District in Madison Wisconsin. The teachers completed three phases of the study: pre-mindfulness, mindfulness, and post-mindfulness. During the pre-test phase, teachers completed a daily tally of the number of times they corrected behavioral problems in the classroom. The second phase included the 5-7 minute mindfulness activity and participants continued to tally their corrective behaviors on a daily basis. Lastly, a post-test was conducted to continue to collect the number of corrective behaviors while the mindfulness activity was discontinued. Each phase was four weeks in length, twelve weeks in total. It was hypothesized that there would be a reduction of corrective behaviors through the implementation of a daily mindfulness activity. During phase 1 and phase 2, there was a significant reduction in corrective behaviors reported during the implementation of a daily mindfulness activity. It was exciting to see that mindfulness truly makes an impact within these children at some level in order for corrective behavior to decrease. Mindfulness and meditation are wonderful tools we can all implement into our lives. I have not only worked with this research but have been doing it myself for almost 3 years and have experience collaborating with clients on what works best for them. What would happen if you tried some mindfulness activities for yourself? I would be happy to work with you to see what may be useful for you to try.
Where are they now?
Hayley Clark, MS LMFT - Wildflower Counseling LLC - Madison WI
Kelsey Schroeder-Gasser, MS LMFT - Journey Mental Health Center - Madison WI
Miche'l Moore, MS MFT-IT - EVOLVEwithin LLC - Elm Grove WI