Michelle McDonald-Lopez is a licensed Mental Health Counselor with several years of experience working with individuals with significant mental illness. This work has been in community mental health, as a clinician in inpatient and outpatient settings, at the Thurston County Jail, and as a supervisor/Team Leader. She graduated in 2006 from The Evergreen State College with an emphasis in Sociology and Psychology. Afterwards, she graduated in 2009 with a Masters of Arts in Psychology from Antioch University in Seattle, with a concentration in Mental Health Counseling.
Michelle is currently a trainer for Washington’s Program for Assertive Community Treatment (PACT) Teams, providing ACT 101 training to the teams across the state, and consultation to the PACT team leaders. Previously, Michelle spent five years as a team leader at the Behavioral Health Resources PACT team in Olympia. She is also a lead reviewer for the Washington State PACT Fidelity Team after spending five years as a co-reviewer.
Michelle’s continuing education has mostly focused on evidence-based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Mindfulness. This is in addition to the graduate and undergraduate studies that Michelle undertook in CBT.