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Michelle Dineen


Michelle is a licensed clinical social worker. She earned her bachelor’s in psychology from the University of Notre Dame. She earned her master’s degree in social work from the University of Minnesota. She also earned a certificate from the University of Minnesota in infant and early childhood mental health. She is endorsed as an Infant Mental Health Specialist by the Minnesota Association of Children’s Mental Health-Infant and Early Childhood Division.

For the past eleven years Michelle has worked in a home visiting program for new parents. She has had the honor to work with many families in their home, talking about child development and attachment.

Asking for help is a brave step. Michelle works with caregivers, prenatal or postpartum, and their children. She strives to partner with families to create a safe and curious place to try to understand what is happening. Children (birth to 6) and parents are both part of the work Michelle does. She uses child parent psychotherapy, an understanding of child development, along with regulation strategies during her work with families.