Michelle Sanchez is the current director at The Possible Project. Michelle has a long history of working with different organizations that help support mental health. Michelle started their career working as an intern at Florida Hospital from January 2015 to December 2015 as a mental health counselor. There, they provided counseling services to patients referred from the Center for Family Care, documented all interactions with patients, and reported significant symptoms to referring physicians. Michelle also met with their direct supervisor every 2 weeks for direct supervision and case presentations. In addition, Michelle provided community resources to patients who required or requested additional mental health services. If a patient was actively suicidal, they would initiate a Baker Act. Michelle also completed mental health consultations for Attending Emergency Room physicians for patients who were Baker Acted. Lastly, they served as a translator of the Spanish language for Baker Act cases.
Before working at Florida Hospital, Michelle was the Community Outreach Center Program Manager at Covenant House Florida from June 2012 to March 2017. And before that, they were the Visitation Center Observer at Ninth Judicial Circuit Court from October 2011 to April 2014.
Michelle Sanchez has a Master of Arts in Counseling from the University of Central Florida and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of South Florida. Michelle also has a Dual Enrollment in Psychology from Valencia College and is certified in Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) from the Mental Health Association of Central Florida and in Nonviolent Crisis Intervention from the Crisis Prevention Institute.