Dr. Michelle Deering

A warm “hello” to you. Thank you for visiting this site…and for taking the time to learn more about me and my services at Curative Connections.

About me

I listen intently.

People have often told me that I’m easy to talk to and that they feel like they’re “the only person in the room” when I interact with them. You will have my full attention when you are talking to me. You have your own life story. Whether it is the story of your life, your team, your organization. Each story is unique and I am fascinated by and interested in hearing more. I take things in and then …

I think deeply.

My genuine interest in where you’ve been and your journey to where you are today is only half of who I am. The other half is my natural and adept ability to take in information, analyze it, and then see the possibilities for what the (near or distant) future holds in possibilities for you, your team, or organization.

I don’t simply “think out of the box.” I help you see yourself and your current situation (more) clearly and I empower you to create a platform that will connect you to your goals. To do this, I draw upon my Fortune 500 corporate experience as a Human Resource Training & Development trainer and manager, my over 20-year experience in the mental health field as a licensed psychologist (in NC & NJ) and Board Certified Sport Psychologist (ABSP, American Board of Sport Psychology).

I value the process of learning, graduating in the top 2% of peers and delivered the valedictorian address at Cardinal Spellman High School, and went on to earn my bachelors degree in biology from Brown University, my masters in education from Cambridge College, and my doctorate in counseling psychology from Rutgers University.
I continue to stay develop myself professionally. I underwent the rigorous additional post-licensure training to become an EMDRIA Approved Consultant & EMDR Certified Therapist, trained in applying EMDR Therapy treatment to address various types of traumatic experiences. 

I love passionately.

I love what I do. Whether it is speaking, writing, or providing sport psychology services, my passion to provide you with the kind of service you deserve and that will help you make connections to yourself, others and your goals.

Professionally, I serve as a Board Member for The American Board of Sport Psychology (ABSP)and am a member of the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA).  

Personally, I have a passion to help middle school, high school, and college students and serve as a Board Member for the Team Hill Foundation and to help moms who desire to continuously improve their mothering of the next generation. 
Favorite quote
'The most resilient idea is an idea planted in the unconscious mind'
– Inception