As a Lead Therapist for Caron Florida's Renaissance Program, Michelle Kerrigan provides individual therapy, facilitates groups, and coordinates clinical care, with the goal of providing the foundation and tools clients need for a successful post-treatment life.
Michelle's passion for evidence-based care is rooted in the research of trauma-informed treatment, specifically, the impacts of trauma and the importance of understanding and approaching behaviors as symptoms of an environment or underlying problem. She has specialized advanced training in the NeuroAffective Relational Model (NARM-III) for treating complex trauma/PTSD as well as advanced training in dialectical behavior therapy, EMDR-T, Safe and Sound Protocol, polyvagal theory, compassionate inquiry, and somatic therapy.
She has worked in various roles with Caron Florida since 2015, including as a counselor assistant, alumni coordinator, primary therapist, family therapist, and, most recently, lead therapist.
She is a registered clinical social work intern (RCSWI) with a Master of Social Work (MSW) and Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) from Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton.