Michelle supports adults who are experiencing shame, guilt, attention issues, anxiety, or depression. She’ll work with you to explore barriers in your life, including previous trauma. Michelle can help you understand the root cause of your struggles and learn to manage challenges in your daily life. She uses trauma-focused cognitive behavioural therapy, attachment-based emotion-focused therapy, and EMDR for complex trauma.
Michelle is mother to a son diagnosed with ADHD. She understands the struggles related to ADHD, such as schoolwork, friendships, and feeling overwhelmed. Michelle can help you, your child, and your family to understand ADHD and best support your child. She’ll walk with you and your family, reminding you that you’re not alone in this journey.
Michelle can also help you with religious or spiritual challenges (in different faiths) and cross-cultural issues. Michelle was born and raised in the Roman Catholic faith. She believes that we all belong to the human family and must work together, regardless of religious, political, ethnic, or economic differences. Michelle will help you identify your core beliefs and values and reduce feelings of guilt, shame, or not being worthy. She can help you use your faith to build inner strength and face daily struggles like grief, anxiety, or depression.
In her personal time, Michelle enjoys learning, reading, and spending time with her 17-year-old son and her two dogs, a goldendoodle and a standard poodle.
Certificate of Mental Health and Addictions, Dalhousie University (2023)
Master of Theological Studies, Wycliffe College (2023)
Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, Yorkville University (2022)
Bachelor of Therapeutic Recreation, University of Lethbridge (2020)
EMDR Certificate (Peace of Mind Therapy)
Brain Story Certification (Alberta Family Wellness Initiative)
Licensed Foster Care Home (Children, Seniors, and Social Development, Newfoundland)
Child Mental Health Certificate (Douglas College)
Standard Canadian Red Cross First Aid (St. John’s Ambulance)
High Five Course (YMCA)
Mental Health First Aid Certificate ( St. John’s Ambulance)
Crisis Prevention Intervention Training (Academy Canada)
Alzheimer’s Care at Home Course (Academy Canada)
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills and Training (Academy Canada)
College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario
Canadian Association for Spiritual Care
Canadian Counseling and Psychotherapy Association