Healthcare Consultancy

Dr. Michelle Flaum Hall, Ed.D., LPCC-S is a partner at Hawthorne Integrative, an associate professor in the Department of Counseling at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio and a professional clinical counselor and supervisor in private practice. Co-author of Managing the Psychological Impact of Medical Trauma: A Guide for Mental Health and Health Care Professionals (Springer Publishing), Michelle has published several articles on medical trauma and interprofessional education, and has worked with the California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative and The Council on Patient Safety in Women’s Healthcare to develop assessment tools to help clinicians provide improved quality of care for patients who experience medical trauma. She is a strong advocate for integrating mental health professionals into treatment teams to enhance the patient experience and improve patient care, and has developed protocols to help clinicians improve the quality of care they provide to patients who experience medical trauma. Michelle has presented at national, state, and local professional conferences about PTSD-related topics in addition to medical trauma, including workshops about the mental and emotional impacts of cancer at the Cancer Support Community of Southwestern Ohio and about managing medical trauma at end of life for the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. Recently, Michelle presented her own story of postpartum hemorrhage for the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) as part of the national Postpartum Hemorrhage Project, as well as for the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Michelle earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Classics (Greek & Latin) from The Ohio State University, a Master of Science in Education (Community Counseling) from the University of Dayton, and a Doctor of Education (Counselor Education & Supervision) from the University of Cincinnati, where she focused her study on interpersonal and therapeutic communication. In addition to writing on trauma, Michelle has written extensively on empathy and the micro-skills of effective communication. She has written for Psychotherapy Networker, Nursing for Women’s Health, Journal of Interprofessional Education and Practice and a variety of counseling publications. Her areas of expertise include medical trauma, patient-centered communication, creating a therapeutic context, and using mindfulness-based interventions to improve the patient experience. In addition to training in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (from the Omega Institute/University of Massachusetts Medical School faculty), Michelle is a Certified Master Trainer in TeamSTEPPS®.

In addition to her work as a counselor and professor, Michelle is an artist and the owner of yep Food Collage. Bringing together her passion for visual art and the culinary arts, Michelle makes colorful, whimsical collages out of food photographs and enjoys sharing her work at art shows around Ohio.

Dr. Scott E. Hall, Ph.D. LPCC-S is a partner at Hawthorne Integrative, a professor of Counselor Education at the University of Dayton, and a professional clinical counselor and supervisor in private practice. As co-author of Managing the Psychological Impact of Medical Trauma: A Guide for Mental Health and Health Care Professionals (Springer Publishing), as well as numerous articles on medical trauma, PTSD, positive psychology and therapeutic communication, Scott brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to each consulting project and collaboration. In his clinical practice, Scott counsels adults with depression, anxiety disorders, PTSD, and relationship concerns. In addition to his clinical experience working with medical trauma, Scott has presented at national, state, and local professional conferences about PTSD-related topics in addition to medical trauma. Scott is a Certified Master Trainer in TeamSTEPPS® and has received training in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (from the Omega Institute/University of Massachusetts Medical School faculty).

Scott has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Western Carolina University, Master of Science in Education (Counseling) from Ohio University, and Doctor of Philosophy (Counselor Education/Interpersonal Communication) from The Ohio State University. Scott is also certified by the American Red Cross as a Disaster Mental Health Therapist, and is a veteran of the United States Army.