Michelle Lepak, LCSW, a psychotherapist and meditator for 30 years, developed the Presence Psychotherapy trauma treatment model and ORBITS for Everyone process. She published the Presence Psychotherapy treatment model in the APA Journal of Integrative Psychotherapy. 

Michelle served as clinical associate faculty at the University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Psychiatry. She has taught psychologists, social workers, and licensed professional counselors trauma treatment at Rutgers University as well as postgraduate training institutes such as The National Institute for the Psychotherapies (NIP) and The Training Institute for Mental Health. She has published in the Journal of Integrative Psychotherapy and the Journal of Hospital and Community Psychiatry.   

Michelle maintains a private practice in Montclair, New Jersey.