Services

Psychotherapy

Individual therapy is focused on YOU and helping you succeed in your life to overcome your current challenges. Individual therapy builds on your unique abilities and past experiences. Michelle will work with you to assess the concerns that are presenting in your life and to establish goals that meet the needs you are struggling with. By drawing on therapy tools and your abilities, Michelle will assist you in moving towards optimal emotional and psychological health and well-being.

Michelle provides individual therapy to adults as well as adolescents. With young people, she specialize in treatment to address symptoms of traumatic stress, depression, anxiety, and adjusting to life transitions. Michellehas learned that adolescents require a space where they can share their thoughts, feelings, and beliefs and have these disclosures acknowledged. This individual therapy is offered in-person or via web counselling.


Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy is a powerful treatment modality used in psychotherapy, Research validates hypnosis as a highly effective tool for pain reduction, stress, anxiety, and a range of medical issues. Unlike stage hypnosis, clinical hypnotherapy offers clients a peaceful state of internal focused concentration, which allows for creative insight and higher awareness.

In clinical hypnosis, you are in complete control of the process. You’ll find clinical hypnosis to be an extremely effective and gentle, healing tool for change. You can record the session in order to continue your healing at home doing self-hypnosis.

We integrate best practices in hypnosis with clinical counselling and it works well for the following concerns:

Checkmark Habit Control

Checkmark Public Speaking

Checkmark Stress Reduction

Checkmark Insomnia

Checkmark Pain Control

Checkmark Fears, Phobias, Anxiety

Checkmark Core Belief Transformation

Checkmark Forgiveness Work

Checkmark Decision Making

Checkmark Self-Compassion

Checkmark Resolution of Past Issues

Checkmark Motivation and Performance Issues


EMDR

Michelle is passionate about EMDR and its ability to help her clients during difficult times. Michelle sought training in EMDR when she began working with people who had been impacted by a sudden accident, illness, and major change to life. Michelle promotes the use of EMDR with her clients based on her clinical experience and observation of its highly efficient nature and restorative effects. EMDR is a proven therapy used to address:

Checkmark Traumatic events

Checkmark Post Traumatic Stress

Checkmark Anxiety

Checkmark Panic

Checkmark Phobias

Checkmark Depression

Checkmark Performance Anxiety

Checkmark Invasive & Disturbing Memories

EMDR has been proven to be effective in addressing complex and long-standing issues that have not been impacted by other therapy approaches. EMDR may lead to improvements in a shorter treatment time when compared to tradition, talk-based approaches. EMDR is rooted in the belief that psychological and emotional issues present because of traumatic and disturbing life experiences. Without proper treatment, sights, smells, sounds, sensations, and emotions can trigger memories of traumatic events. EMDR aims at helping you process past traumas and prevent them from impacting your current well-being. EMDR uses eye movement or other bilateral stimulation, combined with a structured process, to help clients process past traumatic and disturbing experiences and address negative beliefs about themselves. The client is carefully prepared for EMDR therapy with a thorough assessment and preparation stage. A typical EMDR session is 60 to 90 minutes in duration.

For more information contact Michelle or visit www.emdria.org