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Kindness, Compassion, & Hope for the Crossroads of Life 

Meet Michelle Friedman, LCSW, PMH-C

Hello and welcome! My name is Michelle and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Certified Perinatal Mental Health Professional in the states of New York, Florida, and Rhode Island. For over 11 years, I have helped people in all different stages of life. In practice, I focus on person-centered, supportive approaches that highlight your personal strengths and needs. My training is in cognitive behavioral, solution focused, and mindfulness-based therapies with a background in trauma informed care. 

I have specialized training in maternal mental health as well as perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. I have a passion for helping women and families through their unique journey in pregnancy and the postpartum period which requires specialized support, resources, and interventions. 1 in 7 women experience postpartum depression and other perinatal mood disorders. The road to parenthood may not be what you were expecting. Uncertainty, depression, anxiety, isolation, infertility, traumatic experiences, and difficulties adjusting in relationships/new roles are all hard realities that many women (and their family's) face. Just remember with the right help you won't go through it alone and you can find your best self again!

Our Mission

Everyone goes through times in their life when the world seems as if it is a shade of gray. Whether you are entering into a new season of life, searching to find yourself within a new role, or something in between, these circumstances may seem too overwhelming to face on your own. You may even be asking yourself:

When will life feel familiar again? Why is it so hard to make decisions? How can I be my best self? When will this sadness go away? Why is it so hard for me to sleep or keep a healthy lifestyle? Will these feelings of nervousness and worry ever go away?  

Our mission at Grace Street Counseling is to provide empowerment through professional services to people who are struggling with challenges in their life. We believe that the therapeutic relationship is one that should foster respect, trust, honesty, communication, positive change, and hope. 


Credentials & Affiliations

LCSW Licenses
     New York State
     Florida State
     Rhode Island State

Certified Perinatal Mental Health Professional (PMH-C) 
Advanced Training Certificate in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders
Postpartum Support International: Advanced Psychotherapy Training

National Association of Social workers Member (NASW)
RESOLVE New England Professional Member (RNE) 
Qualified Supervisor: Seminar in Field Instruction (SIFI)

2009 Stony Brook University, M.A. Social Work
2008 Stony Brook University, B.A. Social Work