Michelle Thirkield, MS, is a clinical extern in the Anxiety Disorders Center at the Child Mind Institute. Michelle is a fifth-year doctoral student in the School Psychology program at St. John’s University. Michelle is trained in providing various evidence-based treatments including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Organizational Skills Training (OST), Parent Management Training (PMT) and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). She has experience providing services to children and adolescents with a range of anxiety, behavioral and developmental disorders.
Michelle has provided individual and group therapy in both clinical and school settings. She was previously a school psychology intern at the elementary and high school level within the Great Neck Public Schools. Prior to enrolling in graduate school, Michelle gained extensive experience providing in-home behavior management services to children and young adults on the autism spectrum. While earning her undergraduate degree, Michelle was an intern at Centra Bridges Treatment Center in Virginia, a residential psychiatric treatment facility for youth with a range of behavioral and emotional disorders. Her doctoral research aims to examine the effectiveness of a CBT-oriented social-emotional learning program for anxious youth.
- Student Clinician, St. John’s Center for Psychological Services
- School Psychology Intern, Great Neck Public Schools
- PsyD (Expected May 2023), School Psychology, St. John’s University
- MS, School Psychology, St. John’s University
- BA, Psychology, University of Lynchburg