Michele Barone is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW), with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Master’s Degree in Social Work. Michele received her Master’s degree at SUNY Stony Brook University. Michele works with a variety of individuals and their families, including but not limited to those struggling with mental health concerns, substance use, trauma, chronic stress, etc. While working at YES, Michele also has facilitated an outreach program providing evidence-based preventative/educational services to children and their families in our local schools regarding experimental alcohol, drug and nicotine use. Michele uses a strengths based perspective model, with utilizing motivational interviewing and cognitive-behavioral skills. Prior to working at YES CCC, Michele worked primarily with the mental health population, assisting members in achieving recovery from their symptoms at an outpatient day treatment program.