Michele Reitsma, MSW

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  • Specialties: (DBT) Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Identity Development, Relationship Trauma, Trauma
  • Languages: English

I create an environment where people of all ages can heal themselves and move forward in the direction of their choosing.

I have worked with clients with ADHD, OCD, PTSD, depression, substance use disorders, survivors of sexual assault and folks working through LGBTQ+ issues. I firmly believe in the power of developing personal insight, compassion, and empowerment through therapeutic work. I also believe that our biggest struggles in life can also become our greatest teachers and opportunity for connection with others.

It is easy for us to feel alone or othered while existing in converging systems of oppression, but we are not alone. Therapy is a great place to challenge and examine all of the false messages about ourselves that we have collected over the years. Rest assured that if you commit to doing the work of finding your truth, both in and outside of therapy, immense growth and a more fulfilling life are waiting for you. I have helped many clients uncover their own personal truths and I look forward to doing the same in collaboration with you.

Professional Experience

Education and Training

  • Loyola University
  • Northwestern University
  • Foundations Recovery Network of Chicago

Professional Memberships

  • National Association of Social Workers
  • ● International Association for Social Work with Groups

Michele received their MSW in 2020 from Loyola University Chicago, a program focused on individual clinical work. Michele has worked in clinical research at Northwestern University, as well as in substance use recovery at Foundations Recovery Network of Chicago. Before this, Michele worked at a social work and animal welfare hybrid program in Englewood and Back of the Yards in Chicago.

Currently, Michele works in private practice at Belmont Depression and Anxiety Center, specializing in the application of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) with individuals with depression and anxiety disorders.


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