Michelle Vitale (she/ella) is a Holistic Psychotherapist and Coach. Michelle specializes in a trauma-sensitive style of therapy informed by somatic embodiment, mindfulness, and compassion. Her intention is to support your healing journey towards embodied, compassionate, whole-hearted living. In her work, she centers the ongoing cultivation of your capacity to feel, sense, trust and enjoy your body's sovereign wisdom.
Michelle offers individual counseling and coaching. She also guides group sessions, as she believes the interplay between and among group participants can create exponential possibilities for growth and positive change.
Based on her own lived experience with immigration and multiculturalism, Michelle specializes in centering multicultural identities and the life-long effects of immigration trauma across generations. Her work centers on the importance of deepening a sovereign sense of belonging to ourselves.
Additionally, based on her previous background in business and research at the intersection of social enterprises and women's leadership, Michelle particularly enjoys supporting executives, entrepreneurs, and business owners in cultivating their emotional resilience and compassionate self-leadership.
Michelle was born and raised in Venezuela, in a biracial family, and immigrated to the United States as a teen. Spanish is her native language. She received her Master's in Counseling Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania with a course of study focused on Multicultural Counseling. Prior to her work in counseling, she studied Business Administration at Babson College, worked in the private sector, and spent a year researching women’s leadership in Santiago de Chile as a Fulbright Scholar. She offers sessions via secure video, to people living in RI. Sessions can be in either English or Spanish.