Few counselors bring as much compassion and expertise to the table as Micheline Sommers.
Micheline offers over 30 years of experience with a wide range of specialties, and has a knack for making clients feel comfortable, accepted, and important.
A Licensed Master’s Social Worker (LMSW), Micheline specializes in counseling for older adult clients and their adult children on issues related to aging. In addition to her practice at RCA, Micheline supervises the Certificate in the Psychology of Aging and Well-being at the Michigan School of Professional Psychology. She also provides educational workshops for social workers at Michigan State University, Oakland University and Wayne State University.
Micheline graduated from the University of Michigan, with a Specialization in Aging from the Institute of Gerontology. She has been in the geriatric field for thirty years. As a respected member of the field, Micheline presents on topics of interest for older adults and their caregivers at the national, state and local level.
Micheline is also an engaged member of the geriatric care community. She is chair of Geriatric Social Workers of Southeast Michigan, a member of the Michigan Social Work Education Collaborative for Geriatric Education, a founding member of the Oakland County Elder Abuse Task Force, a member of the Coordinated Community Response Coalition for Oakland and Wayne Counties (expanding the outreach for Elder Abuse Awareness), Advisory Board member for Michigan State University’s LeVande Gerontology Program and a member of the Older Persons’ Commission Governing Board, a mayoral appointed position.
Micheline’s excellence in her field has been recognized by a number of esteemed awards, as listed below: In 2012, she received the Oakland County Elder Abuse Task Force Courage to Lead Award. She was recognized with the New Age of Aging Showcase Award from the Alliance for Children and Families’ New Age of Aging Mentoring Initiative for assisting in the development of an Older Adult Mental Health Program in Madison, WI, in 2011. Lastly, Micheline was the recipient of a 2008 Sunrise Pinnacle Award for the Leadership Greater Rochester Graduate Award.
The common thread throughout Micheline’s varied accomplishments and career is the compassion she provides for her clients. Micheline is dedicated to improving people’s lives, and makes it abundantly clear that she truly cares about making a difference.