Michelle L. Belfiore, MA, LAC, NCC
- ages: 2+, children, teens, & adults
- School Refusal and School-Related Issues
- Depression and Self-Esteem
- Stress Management
- Parenting & Behavior Issues
- Life Transitions
Michelle Belfiore is a Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC) in the State of New Jersey (license #37AC00459600) with experience working with children, adolescents, and young adults. Michelle’s specialties include working with ADHD, behavior issues, anxiety, depression, school-related concerns, and stress management. Michelle has a background in and passion for using science-supported strategies including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and behavioral parent training (BPT).
In addition to working as a counselor in the mental health setting, Michelle has worked in various school districts in New Jersey as a school counselor at the elementary, middle, and high school levels, and at a local university as an adjunct professor and lecturer. At the university, she has taught undergraduate classes including, but not limited to, Psychology of Personality, Child Development, Psychopathology, Psychology of Addiction, and Adolescent Psychology. She has also guest-lectured the graduate-level course, Marriage and Family Counseling.
Prior to her professional work, Michelle earned her undergraduate degree in Elementary Education and Psychology at The College of New Jersey. She then continued her education and earned her Master’s from Caldwell University’s CACREP-accredited program in Counseling. During her time at Caldwell University, Michelle served as a graduate assistant within the School of Psychology and Counseling and was nominated to be the graduate student representative for the New Jersey School Counselor Association (NJSCA). Michelle was also asked to present for the university’s graduate-level annual counseling conference on her experience passing the program’s comprehensive exam with the highest distinction.
A member of several professional organizations, Michelle is continuously expanding upon her knowledge and understanding of countless areas within the field of counseling. Furthermore, she has a passion for sharing her knowledge and experiences with others. She has presented on the topic of anxiety within children for the New Jersey School Counselor Association (NJSCA)’s annual spring conference, and has served on the Executive Board of the Morris County Professional Counselor Association (MCPCA) since 2016. Within this role, Michelle works with her fellow board members to plan many professional development opportunities for counselors throughout Morris County.