Michele Fried, LISW is a Licensed Independent Social Worker who works with individual adults and couples who are experiencing symptoms of anxiety, depression, trauma, low self-esteem, relationship concerns and difficulty adjusting to life changes.
The service she provides is unique to each client and grounded in well accepted practices including, but not limited to, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, Narrative Therapy and mindfulness-based approaches.
Michele works from a strength-based "what's working" and "what needs to change" perspective. Her style is both direct and compassionate as she partners with her clients in exploring their authentic selves, helping empower them to live up to their fullest potential.
Michele completed her undergraduate studies at The Ohio State University and went on to receive her Juris Doctor at Capital University Law School. As a practicing attorney in both the Commonwealth of Virginia and in the State of Ohio, Michele advocated for individuals caught up in the criminal justice system and practiced Family Law. After taking time off to raise her children, Michele earned her Masters In Social Work from Cleveland State University. She worked in community mental health and has treated individuals, couples and groups at various levels of care including outpatient, partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs.