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B.A. International Relations, Carleton College
M.S.W. School of Social Work, Loyola University of Chicago
Advanced Clinical Supervision Certificate, Smith College School of Social Work
I Treat
Infancy-5 Years Old
10-15 Years Old
15-20 Years Old
Young Adult
Couple & Marriage
Interracial Couples
Adoptive Families
Issues I Treat
Adoption Issues
Child-Parent Attachment Issues
Parenthood (Transition to)
Family of Origin Issues
LGB/TQ+ Identity & Relationships
Postpartum Depression
Perinatal Mood / Anxiety Disorders
Adult Children & Parent Relationship Issues
Families with Chronically Mentally Ill Members
Divorce / Marital Separation / Post-Divorce Adjustment
Divorce Impact on Children
Parenting Issues
Child Abuse
Physical Abuse
Women's Issues
Depression / Mood Disorders
Anxiety Disorders
Grief & Loss
In-law Relationships
Life Stage Transitions
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
School Refusal
School Stress
Sexual Abuse
Sibling Issues
Special Needs Children & Their Families
Step or Blended Families
Therapists in Therapy
Caregiver Issues
Types of Therapy
Brief Consultation (1-6 Sessions)
Family Therapy
Interpersonal Therapy
Psychodynamic Therapy
Relational Cultural Therapy

Michelle McMartin is a member of the Child and Adolescent Team at The Family Institute and has over 18 years of experience working with youth and families in the Chicago area. Ms. McMartin has a strong interest in attachment theories and behaviors and prefers working with families all together to have the greatest impact on the family system. Her approach focuses on family's interpersonal dynamics, improving and repairing relationship ruptures and communication and helping families develop and rebuild secure and close relationships. Ms. McMartin takes an individualized, supportive, relationship-based approach to foster growth and change in the system as well as build stronger internal capacities in each individual.

Ms. McMartin works with children of all ages in a non-directive way, in which the child can express their thoughts and feelings through play, drawing or talking. She has experience with families across the lifespan working with couples and families who are just forming their created family, to families helping launch young adults. She has specialized training and experience with kids 0-8 years of age, youth and families who have experienced trauma, chronic mental health issues, adoption issues and families experiencing chronic health issues.

Insurance Accepted
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Out of Network Reimbursement
Self Pay