Making Real Connections®

                 About Us                   


                                       "We're Wind for Butterfly Wings"                                                                                             

  MRC is a "Community of Opportunity".
support you and your family in a personal and considerate manner.
     *We specialize in Autism, ADHD and related disorders. 

Michele Renè  Conner 
Founder/CEO:  Making Real Connections®   


Michele has bachelors degree in Performing Arts and danced with Walt Disney World, Popular Cruise Lines and at Lily Langrty's Dinner Theatre. For over two decades she has been a Licensed Professional Counselor and Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist who intuitively and tirelessly commits to helping families have the healthy lifestyles they desire and deserve. 

                Watch Michele's Digital Biography Here

        Once Upon a Time... 

Making Real Connections® became the "Place where we
all belong". As a young dancer, it was evident to me that "being a mover and being moved" is therapeutic; t
hus my childhood centered around dance and volunteering in my town. Over the decades I knew I had to fuse my love for dance and people. After a fulfilling career I learned there was a graduate program that had just what I was looking for. I applied, attended, graduated and worked at The Center for Autism for ten years preparing me for private practice. But that wasn't enough. Vision and hard work came to fruition after skydiving and pieces fell into place for me to ideally "Give Wind to Butterfly Wings".  I looked up office space, called the landlord, visited, signed a three year lease for my new Creative Arts Counseling Studio and can now look back on ten years with pride and no regret.     

              2008 Our First Year Video Montage         

Meet Our Interns:

Sarah Denekin: Arcadia University
Graduate Inte
rn in Clinical Counseling

Sarah's ten year career in Marketing has merged into a desire to help people with mental health. She has experience with Autism Theory, ABA, Boxing and Yoga. Her insight and compassion helps clients make positive changes to reach personal goals. Sarah is an asset to the Making Real Connections® clinical team.  

Serra Karamete: Temple University
Graduate Intern in Counseling Education 

Serra has a passion to help people gain real solutions to real life problems. Her style, intuition and observations combined with CBT helps patients reach their personal goals. She integrates theory and hands on learning to optimize patients'  mental health and her own goals as a professional clinician on the Making Real Connections® team. 

                    Please use the "contact us" form to request an application for sliding fees for a Supervised Student Session.