Michelle Lepak LCSW

About Michelle

Michelle is a workshop leader, lecturer, and has been a psychotherapist for 30 years.  She has been clinical associate faculty at the University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Psychiatry, and has published in The Journal of Hospital and Community Psychiatry. Michelle  has developed the Presence Psychotherapy model and leads trainings for mental health professionals.  She been faculty at the Training Institute for Mental Health where she taught post graduate psychologists and social workers evidenced based Internal Family Systems (IFS) trauma treatment.   At the National Institute of the Psychotherapies, Michelle has led trauma therapy seminars for trauma therapists.  Michelle is an approved consultant for Internal Family Systems therapy (IFS), and has a private practice in Montclair, NJ.
 Michelle graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Honors Program at the University of Delaware with a degree in psychology. She  received her MSW from the University of Pennsylvania in 1989. 
Certifications and Post Graduate Education:
Internal Family Systems (IFS) – Parts Work. Certified therapist.                                                                                                        
Somatic Experiencing (SE): Advanced Practitioner.                                      
Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy      (AEDP):  Certified Level 1 therapist.                                                               
Psycho-analytically trained.  National Institute for the Psychotherapies, NY,NY.
EMDR:  levels 1 and 2.

Additional training:

Restorative Yoga Teacher Training.

Structural Family therapy.  Completed training at Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania’s, Philadelphia Child Guidance Clinic.