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UCLA Counseling and Psychological Center

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Michelle Scharlin CA LCS 27863
M.S.W. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
M.P.H. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
B.A. University of California, Berkeley


Michal Scharlin earned dual Master's degrees in Social Work and Public Health from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor where she received training in child, adolescent and family therapy. She then went on to complete a Post-MSW fellowship at the University of Michigan Psychological Clinic treating adults using psychodynamic approaches. She completed a second Post-MSW fellowship at the West Los Angeles VA working with the inpatient psychiatry and palliative care teams. Prior to working at CAPS, Michal worked with adults, children, and families with Medi-Cal at Didi Hirsch.

Michal supports students as they increase their energy to build relationships, invest academically, and pursue their interests and passions. She helps her clients manage immediate problems and symptoms, while coming to a greater self-understanding. Michal integrates psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, and systems techniques. Her areas of interest include trauma, childhood abuse, sexual assault, depression and anxiety, grief and loss, immigration/cultural adjustments, first generation college students, spiritual concerns, and family and relationship challenges.