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Michelle O’Brien, MA, CPT-ACE, GFI-ACE

 

Michelle-O'Brien

Michelle O’Brien is a member of our behavioral psychology team. She is a member of IDEA Health & Fitness Association, the Virginia Counseling Association and the American Counseling Association. She is an active member of the local chapter of CSI (a Counseling Honor Society) and serves as Chairperson of the Awards Committee.

In addition to her behavioral counseling role, Michelle serves as one of our instructors for mind-body classes, such as meditation and Yoga…for Every Body. Michelle holds certifications in personal training and group exercise. She has never identified with the “drill sergeant” school of training. She thinks of herself more as a teacher or a teammate guided by compassion and curiosity. Michelle believes in empowerment through education; “When we understand WHY something is beneficial for us, we are more likely to incorporate it into our lifestyle,” she says.