Are you an athlete or other high-performer who just never feels good enough? Do you struggle with anxiety or liking what you see in the mirror? Do you really just want to be happy? If so, I understand and I can help. My name is Michelle Solino, LPC, and I’m a licensed professional counselor located in Madison, NJ, working with children, adolescents, and adults throughout Morris County. My areas of specialty include: anxiety, depression, eating disorders, disordered eating, and sports counseling. If you struggle with any of the above, the truth is the stress can negatively affect our health and disrupt our relationships.
It can sometimes lead to unhealthy and unproductive behavior. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Today can be a new beginning. Together, we can develop coping strategies specific to your personality and personal history. With the right tools, you can manage life events, solve personal problems, and preserve your relationships in a healthy way.
My office is a private, quiet environment and a strict judgement-free zone. During our sessions we work as a team to identify barriers to your peace of mind and overcome those barriers together, one at a time.You have already taken the hardest step putting yourself out there and asking for help.The next step is to contact me and hear how we can work together.
Before joining a private practice, Michelle was a leading member of the Overlook Medical Center Eating Disorder Program and a volunteer for the Morristown Memorial Health Foundation. She is a member of the American Counseling Association and a graduate of Monmouth University with a M.S. in Mental Health Counseling.
Michelle worked as part of an interdisciplinary team at Overlook Hospital to develop customized treatment plans for patients with dual diagnoses, depression, anxiety, personality disorders, aggression, and self-harming behaviors. As a Junior Olympic gold medalist in Tae Kwon Do, Michelle observed the pressures of perfectionism and body image among her peers within the elite athletic community. Although Michelle continues to work with patients from all walks of life, her experiences in elite athletic competition inspired her to pursue a specialty in eating disorder treatment among athletes.
She trained in family-based therapy (FBT) (also known as Maudsley Approach), a highly specialized certification for therapists who work with eating disorder patients which boasts one of the highest rates of recovery in the field.
New Jersey Licensed Professional Counselor #518300