Dr. Michele Kerulis, Online Faculty

Dr. Michele Kerulis is a professor of counseling with Counseling@Northwestern and former program director of sport and health psychology at Adler University in Chicago. She is a certified consultant through the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, a member of the United States Olympic Committee Sport Psychology Registry, and a content expert in sport and exercise psychology. She is a past president of Illinois Counseling Association and takes time to advocate for counselors and clients on Capitol Hill. Dr. Kerulis is an active freelance writer, private practice clinical therapist, public speaker, and section editor for Chicago Scene Magazine. Her years of experience as an athlete, fitness professional, and therapist have created the foundation for her belief that the skills necessary to achieve success in sport and performance are the same skills necessary to achieve excellence in life. 


Art as a Healing Expression: An Afternoon with Brandon Breaux, Part 2

In part two of their chat, Dr. Kerulis and Brandon Breaux discuss how the artist is enabling people to express their creativity and emotions.

The Opera Reflections: Modern Aging and the Unique Role of Technology

The first in a series of articles on mental health themes in opera explores concepts of aging in Gounod’s Faust and Luc Steels’ Fausto.

Art as a Healing Expression: An Afternoon with Brandon Breaux, Part 1

In part one of her discussion with artist Brandon Breaux, Dr. Michele Kerulis looks at the research behind art as a healing tool.

New ABC TV Show Shows Promise in Discussing Mental Health

Dr. Michele Kerulis shares her thoughts on how ABC’s new drama A Million Little Things could help to open dialogue around mental health and stigma.

This Counseling Awareness Month, Learn How Counselors Can Help Clients

Counselors help people by providing tools they can use throughout their lives when things get tough. From coping strategies with emotional struggles to decision-making and goal-setting around important developmental life events, there are a number of ways counselors can provide support. Here are 15 ways counselors can help clients. 

Finding Light and Love Amid the #MeToo Awakening

Society must balance the fight to end the secrecy of violence that plagues communities with the need to recognize the light and love in this world. This Valentine’s Day, instead of honoring romantic love, honor the love of helping others by recognizing amazing women who are dedicated to #ShatteringTheSilence and making the world a better place.