Michelle Cortes-Harkins, MSW, CDFA™, CRPC® is Wealth Management Advisor at Harkins Wealth Management, LLC. Michelle received her Master’s of Social Work with honors from Rhode Island College in 2000 and attended the University of Houston’s Law Center and the Roger Williams University School of Law. Michelle uses her degree in Social Work from Rhode Island College by focusing on family dynamics using a behavioral approach to financial change and financial empowerment. The focus of her practice is on women in transition; women who are changing employment, entering into motherhood, going through a divorce, widowhood or entering into retirement. Using the tools from her social work background, Michelle utilizes a strength based and supportive approach to the investment and financial planning process. She currently hosts a monthly Money Club for Women, quarterly workshops for those going through divorce and is a regular contributor to local publications.