Michelle A. Herrera, PhD

Michelle A. Herrera, PhD

New York


Michelle Herrera, Ph.D. consults with nonprofit legal service organizations to promote workplace effectiveness and overall well-being. Her interests include promoting equity for culturally diverse and marginalized groups, as well as enhancing productivity for individuals working with highly traumatized populations. Michelle has extensive training in forensic psychology* and has worked with varying trauma-exposed populations, including active and veteran servicemen and women, incarcerated mothers, and immigrants and refugees. She has a special interest in consulting with organizations that emphasize social justice and policy reform. Michelle has provided services to immigration/refugee organizations, family legal groups, and crisis response teams, among others. She is┬ápersonally engaged in nonprofit work including her work with the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) at the United Nations and her annual services trips as a volunteer legal aid for the Dilley Pro Bono Project, where she interviews women and children at a family detention center in order to provide legal aid and education prior to in-house credible fear interviews. Through her work as a consultant she leads resilience groups, provides individual resilience coaching, and promotes wellness in the workplace through presentations, feedback sessions and co-leading WorkHaven’s Assessment and Metrics Program, ensuring that consultations are effectively implemented.