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. 


The Opera Reflections: Honor, Violence, and Cultural Norms in Modern Society

The second in a series of articles on mental health themes in opera explores concepts of honor and violence.

How Runners Can Use Psychology to Achieve Success

Dr. Michele Kerulis shares tips on how to integrate sport psychology into a running program. 

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.