Our licensed professional counselor, Michele Ruiz, is a passionate and creative bilingual counselor, who seeks to make the counseling process a fun and positive healing experience. Michelle is highly skilled and certified in play therapy.
She can diagnose and treat various mental and behavioral health disorders. Her extensive counseling experience is crucial in working with children, adolescents, and their families in stressful and challenging situations.
She came to Georgia Highlands from another non-profit organization, providing school-based counseling services in Gwinnett County for over 7 years. She looks forward to helping students achieve their individual and educational goals, help parents build new parenting skills, and assist with improving family integration. Michelle is a mother to three children and grandmother to two grandchildren.