Michelle_Purtle_LargeLicensed Psychologist

Michelle is a licensed psychologist who has been in the mental health field since 2007.  She has experience working in a variety of settings including schools, community mental health, inpatient, and day treatment.  She began working with PrairieCare in 2011, and has worked with individuals, groups, and families in each of PrairieCare’s programs.  In 2014, she made the decision to move into an outpatient position.  Michelle’s focus is on providing a safe and comfortable space for the client using collaborative and strength-based approaches. She also has experience with CBT, DBT, and solution-focused therapies.  In her spare time, she enjoys spending time outdoors, with family, and in her garden.



PsyD:  Minnesota School of Professional Psychology, Eagan, MN
Bachelor’s Degree: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Licensure: Licensed Psychologist


Depressive disorders
Anxiety disorders
Grief and Loss
Adjustment disorders
Life transitions
Mood disorders
Bipolar disorders
Personality disorders

Additional Info

Children: No
Adolescents: Yes, ages 16 and older
Adults: Yes