Michelle Paget Therapy
Michelle Paget, LCSW
My first experience working with children was in my role as an older sister. The feeling of wanting to care for my younger siblings developed into a passion for helping others. I was fortunate enough to obtain an undergraduate degree in psychology and painting from the University of Kansas, and after moving to New York City, I went on to Hunter College School of Social Work where I received my Masters in Social Work with a specialization in clinical work with children, youth and families, as well as a certificate in group work.
I built on my skills as a therapist while working at a community mental health agency where I saw children and their parents in school-based and clinic settings. I managed mental health clinics in elementary and high schools in the New York City area and enjoyed working with children in such a dynamic environment.
While working as a child and family therapist, I became increasingly interested in learning more integrative ways to improve wellbeing. As someone who practiced yoga for many years, I felt the positive impact it had on my ability to connect to myself and to others around me. I knew that I could incorporate elements of yoga into helping others.
With this motivation, I trained with YogaWorks to achieve a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200) certification and went on to complete a Registered Children's Yoga Teacher (RCYT) certification with Little Flower Yoga. I also completed trainings in Trauma-Informed Yoga with Street Yoga, as well as extensive continued education in Mindfulness Fundamentals, Curriculum Essentials and Difficult Emotions with Mindful Schools.
I feel incredibly grateful to be doing the work I love and enjoy integrating yoga and mindfulness as a way to help children and their parents build emotional resilience one breath at a time.
Depending on the needs of your family, you can choose from the following options. Please click on the links below for more information.
My Specialty Areas:
Distress Related to Divorce or Separation
Executive Functioning Skills
Low Self Esteem
Peer Relationship Struggles
Social Skills Building