Angela Michelini, LCSW

Angela Michelini, LCSWAngela Michelini has been a Licensed Clinical Worker for 11 years with over 15 years of experience working in the social service industry. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Northern Illinois University and a Master’s Degree in Social Service Administration from the University of Chicago. She has always been interested in learning about human behavior and helping others, so when she was making decisions about her career, Social Worker was a perfect fit. She has experience working with a wide variety of populations, including victims of domestic violence, adults with Developmental Disabilities and older adults with Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. For the past 13 years, Angela worked at a Day Hospital program providing services to individuals struggling with Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Thought Disorders and Substance Abuse.

Angela feels fortunate to have the opportunity to join ProPsych Associates in 2009 and enjoys working with individuals at an outpatient level of care.

Angela’s favorite mode of treatment is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, because she finds that this can be powerful in helping individuals to regain a sense of control over their lives and recognize their inner strengths even in the most difficult situations.

 

Education:

  • University of Chicago, Chicago, IL – Master of Arts, June 2000; School of Social Service Administration
  • Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL – Bachelor of Science, December 1997; Major: Psychology, Minors: English, Sociology

 

Work Experience:

ProPsych Associates, Park Ridge, IL (July 2009 to Present) – Outpatient Therapist

  • Provide outpatient therapy services to individuals and families struggling with Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Addictions and having difficulty coping with life stressors
  • Coordinate Treatment Planning with psychiatrists and/or other outpatient providers

Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge, IL (June 2000 to present) – Social Worker, Adult Partial Hospitalization Program (Full-Time: June 2000 to September 2002; Part-Time: September 2002 to December 2010; PRN: December 2010 to present)

  • Facilitate Group Psychotherapy, Educational Process Therapy groups
  • Educate patients on symptom management services including treatment planning, individual psychotherapy, family sessions, utilization review and referral to community services
  • Perform Psychosocial Assessments and evaluate appropriateness for PHP level of care
  • Facilitate transition to inpatient hospitalization and outpatient services
  • Appeal medicare and insurance denials

New Perspectives Special Care Homes, Wheeling, IL (February 1999 to September 1999) – Activity Aide

  • Provided group activities for residents with severe memory loss and Dementia
  • Organized parties and special events for residents and their family members
  • Co-coordinated inter-generational program and junior volunteer program

Clearbrook, Rolling Meadows, IL (May 1997 to February 1999) – Habilitation Aide

  • Assisted Developmentally Disabled adult clients in their residence
  • Organized client activities that facilitated interaction with peers in the community
  • Worked with clients on individualized program goals and evaluated their progress
  • Completed 40 hour training program on Developmental Disabilities

 

Internship Experience:

Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge, IL (September 1999 to May 2000) – Social Work Intern, Older Adult Inpatient Unit and Partial Hospitalization Program

  • Met with multidisciplinary team daily to discuss patient progress and treatment plans
  • Worked with patients and family members to develop and implement discharge plans
  • Referred patients and family members to resources in the community
  • Co-facilitated a discharge planning group, Group Psychotherapy and Goals Group

New Perspectives Special Care Homes, Wheeling, IL (October 1998 to June 1999) – Social Work Intern

  • Led reminiscence groups for residents with severe memory loss and Dementia
  • Co-facilitated a monthly family support group
  • Met with residents and family members for individual therapy
  • Completed Psychosocial Assessments and resident care plans