M.S.W. School of Social Work, Loyola University of Chicago
Advanced Clinical Supervision Certificate, Smith College School of Social Work
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.