Registered Social Worker Psychotherapist
Life can be so challenging. Family dynamics and difficult personalities can make you feel like you’re reliving painful moments from the past. Being a parent, or trying to become one, can bring heartache and frustration. Infertility, loss, illness and anxiety can make life feel heavy, difficult, and rid you of vitality. Life can just feel overwhelming, with no clear solution. This is where I come in to help. I can take you to better places. Healing doesn’t mean the pain never existed; it means the pain no longer controls our lives. Practicing compassionately with a trauma-informed perspective, I will create a space where you will feel safe and unconditionally supported to explore your thoughts, feelings, and worries, without judgement.
I am here to honour the courage it takes to come to therapy. My style is client centered, and I value the development of a strong therapeutic relationship based on warmth, connection, empathy, and acceptance. Practicing compassionately, with a deep respect for your lived experience and preferences, I draw upon various evidence-informed practices, to co-create a holistic and individualistic therapy regime that results in positive long-lasting change.
Everyone’s story matters and if you have decided this is the right time to talk, I can offer a path forward. You can feel happier, handle stress better and relate to others with ease and in a way that brings you peace. I want you to be free of emotional pain and find meaning and fulfillment in all areas of life. Therapy gives you the chance to create a life you really want. Let’s begin together.
Michelle received her Bachelor’s degree of Social Work from Carlton University and received her Master’s degree of Social Work from the University of Toronto. Michelle is committed to lifelong learning and is currently pursuing a post graduate certificate at Wilfred Laurier University. Michelle has been practicing in the field of social work for nearly 20 years and knows from personal experience the courage it takes to walk on the road to healing and self-discovery. She works with empathy to support others on their path to restoration, empowerment, and fulfillment.
Couples, Families, Individuals
Types of therapy:
Attachment-based, Cognitive Behavioural, Family Systems, Narrative, Solution Focused Brief, Strength-Based, Trauma Focused
“Trauma creates change we don’t choose. Healing creates change we do choose”
Anxiety, Chronic Illness, Coping Skills, Depression, Divorce, Family Conflict, Infertility, Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum, Stress, Women's Issues
More than just my work:
In her free time, Michelle enjoys volunteering with local non-profit organizations, baking, and reading. Of all the roles Michelle plays, she most enjoys being wife to her husband of 15 years, and mother to their daughter and son.