New clients are often pleasantly surprised that I am easy to talk to, approachable, and encouraging. I became a psychologist in order to better treat the 'whole' person given that my expertise was in using music therapy interventions to facilitate change. I have a Masters degree in music therapy as well as a Masters degree and Doctorate in psychology. My work has encompassed birth thru retirement-aged individuals. Given that I have 2 small children myself, I use my knowledge of current social media and childhood interests as a bridge toward developing trust and rapport with children and teens. In my work, I look for the client's strengths, their interests, and their goals to inform treatment. My philosophy is to help clients discover their own passions, their inner wisdom, and believe in their goals. What sets me apart from other clinical psychologists is that I am open-minded, and form my own opinions about presenting problems. I strive to uncover stones left unturned, am slow to make assumptions about why issues are present, and consider it a privilege to work with others. I take pride in my clients' accomplishments as they become aware of options they had previously overlooked, find their own inner strength, and reclaim their control. I also enjoy the process of supervising new clinicians as they embark in their professions. I use a personal and psychodynamic approach to supervision while also fostering improved clinical understanding of their clients. Supervising also affords me the opportunity to share my knowledge and insights with therapists which is transferred to the clients they treat. Making personal changes is never easy, especially when they ultimately upset typical patterns of interaction with others. But, we navigate rough waters together and even anticipate the struggles ahead.
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I believe that there are multiple paths towards becoming the person we wish to be. I incorporate creative & interactive approaches in my work with children & their families. As a board-certified music therapist, I often use music and play with younger children to affect positive changes in behavior and emotional development. I strive to provide a continuum of care to clients in my care & work collaboratively with other providers to ensure open communication to promote the best possible outcome.
Michelle Hintz does not have any board certifications listed.
Why It Matters: Michelle Hintz's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
ADHD and-or ADD
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
Pediatric Behavior Disorders
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for Florida.
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If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact the quality of care you receive. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
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For which states does Healthgrades collect malpractice history?
Healthgrades collects malpractice information from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact your quality of care. Sometimes multiple states report the same claim. If a provider practices in a state where data is unavailable, please reach out to your local state legislature to help make this data publicly available.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
University Of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1990
Carlos Albizu University
Medical School | Graduated 2005
Medical School | Graduated 1997
Miami Children's Hospital, Department Of Psychiatry
Internship Hospital | Completed 2003
Private Practice With Samantha Carella
Residency Hospital | Completed 2007
Other Education | Completed 1998
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
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Media & Publications
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Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
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Michelle Hintz Says:
Our mission is to provide quality clinical interventions that promote optimal functioning and success of every client. Every family that comes to my practice is important to me & my team. Because we evaluate & diagnose children, it can be very painful for parents hear & may even contradict clinical impressions from other disciplines. It is always difficult to tell parents that their...