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Dr. Michelle Lake

DR. MICHELLE LAKE'S BIO: I am an Industrial-Organizational Psychologist, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, and a Qualified Supervisor for Mental Health Counselors working out of Florida with over 11 years of organizational development, consulting, and counseling experience. I have a Doctorate degree in Organizational Learning and Leadership with a specialization in Human Resources, a certificate in Industrial-Organizational Psychology, a Masters in Counselor Education with a specialization in Mental Health Counseling, and training in Family Mediation and Parenting Coordination. I have extensive experience working with children (starting at 7 years old and up), adults, and the geriatric population providing individual therapy, couples therapy, family therapy, and group therapy. I also have a vast array of experience providing coaching, conducting training, and consultations for various organizations like schools, healthcare organizations, etc. 


I have devoted my life to helping others make positive changes in their lives. We all face obstacles and sometimes feel like we do not have the strength to overcome these obstacles. However, within each human spirit is the power to thrive and overcome life's challenges. I am passionate about helping my clients tap into their inner power so they are able to resolve their problems, heal, and live happy and emotionally healthy lives. I do this by establishing caring, genuine therapeutic relationships with my clients whereby I empower them to make positive changes through the use of a holistic approach and various therapeutic modalities. I look forward to working with you!


    • Doctorate in Education, (Specialization in Organizational Learning and Leadership with a specialization in Human Resources)-Barry University, Miami, FL

    • Master's in Counselor Education, (Specialization in Mental Health Counseling)- Florida International University (FIU), Miami, FL

    • Certificate in Industrial-Organizational Psychology- Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, IL

    • Certificate in Family Mediation- Mediation Training Group, Boca Raton, FL

    • Certificate in Parenting Coordination- Mediation Training Group, Boca Raton, FL

    • Bachelor of Science in Psychology- Florida International University (FIU), Miami, FL


    • Anxiety

    • Depression

    • ADHD and ADD

    • Bipolar I and II Disorder

    • Schizoaffective Disorder

    • Schizophrenia

    • Personality Disorders

    • Relationship issues

    • Family conflicts

    • Coping with life changes such as divorce, medical illness, changing careers, etc.

    • Trauma and abuse

    • Grief counseling

    • Anger management

Emmerson Jay Philippe

 EMMERSON PHILIPPE's BIO: I am a versatile and talented educator who is a student of the learning process. My educational philosophy is based on the foundational idea that learning exists to help us understand who we are and how we fit into the world. As human beings, we learn in order to become more self-aware and self-actualized; and thus the learning process must be attuned to our individuality and differentiated to reflect that. I relish the opportunity to help different populations of students within the educational spectrum and seek to integrate the core of my educational philosophy into each lesson. 


    • ABD-PH.D. K-12 Studies/Curriculum ​Development- Capella University

    • M.A. in Educational Leadership- Barry University

    • B.S. in Psychology- Barry University


    • Educational Leadership K-12 in FL, GA, TN​

    • English 6-12 in FL, GA, TN

    • Social Sciences 6-12 in FL, GA, TN

      • World History​

      • American History

      • Sociology

      • Psychology

      • Political Science

      • Government

      • Economics

    • ESOL K-12 in FL, GA, TN

    • Elementary Education K-6 in FL, GA, TN

      • English/Language Arts​

      • Social Studies

      • Science

      • Math

    • Reading K-12 in FL, GA, TN

    • Birth- PreK in FL, GA, TN

    • Exceptional Student Education (ESE) K-12 in FL, GA, TN

    • Gifted Endorsement (Pending) in FL


    • 20 years in Education as either an Adjunct Professor, teacher, tutor, or administrator. ​(Some of the teaching overlapped with other educational experiences). 

    • 15 years of the experience as a teacher

    • 2 years as an Administrator

    • 18 years as a tutor

    • 2 years as an Adjunct Professor

    • 7 years of teaching in inner-city schools

    • 5 years of teaching in private affluent settings

    • 3 years of teaching in the elementary setting

    • 3 years of teaching in the middle school setting

    • 9 years of teaching in the high school setting


    • Philippe, E. (2013) Growing Up under the Palm Trees: A Miami Story, Authorhouse: Miami ISBN #  9781481772624

    • Educational Editor at Mango Publishing 

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