Michelle believes change comes from within and her role as a therapist is to join with clients on their journey to discover and utilize their own resources and strengths to achieve overall emotional well-being. Michelle utilizes a strengths-based and trauma-informed lens to work with clients on developing a meaningful process of being and healing. With a passion and dedication to fostering authentic relationships with clients and a strong belief in the powers of human resiliency, she provides a safe, open and non-judgemental space for healing.
Michelle is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BCACC, She holds a Masters degree in Counselling and a Bachelors degree in Social Work. Before retiring to become a counsellor, she was a regular serving member of a local municipal police department. Michelle has advanced training in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and Expressive Play Therapy. Michelle has extensive experience working with children, teens and adults and has been working in school settings and through in-patient and community mental health and substance use authorities for over 25 years.
Michelle lives in Langley with her two children and two dogs and she understands both the rewards and challenges of parenting as she has been raising both of her children as a single parent for over 10 years. She has lived and worked in rural parts of BC, Alberta and Nunavut and loves spending time outdoors. The forest and oceans are where Michelle feels connection and balance. When time permits, Michelle puts on her rubber boots and spends time at the barn either cleaning stalls or riding horses.