Michelle Paget Therapy


Michelle Paget, LCSW

 

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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. 

My Offerings:

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:

  • Academic Support
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Distress Related to Divorce or Separation
  • Focusing Struggles
  • Low Self Esteem
  • Peer Relationship Struggles
  • Social Skills Building