About Purposeful Connections

Meet Michelle

Michelle is trained as an Elementary Education Teacher, School Counselor, Parent Coach, and Licensed Applied Behavior Analyst. She has been working with kids, teens, young adults, and their parents for over 30 years, offering an array of social, emotional, behavioral, and executive functioning therapy services and coaching.

Michelle has been a Massachusetts gal her entire life! She grew up in Quincy, where she met and married her husband, Rich, and together raised their two children in Medfield.  Michelle and her family are currently enjoying life together in Bellingham. Her sons have now grown into young adults and are accompanied in the house by a furry, rambunctious puppy named Beau! On her days off, you can find Michelle practicing yoga as a now Certified Yoga Teacher, enjoying nature with her dog, and trying new hobbies like knitting.

Meet Grizz.

Grizz is a four-year-old, English cream golden retriever. He became a certified therapy dog through Golden Opportunities for Independence in Walpole. Grizz is present at all sessions and is available for petting, cuddling, deep pressure, or just a furry companion to listen with unconditional love and acceptance.
Michelle has been his dog handler (and biggest fan) for 3 years!