Meet our Founder and Registered Psychotherapist, Michelle Gibson MSW, RSW
I started my first business, Gibson Counselling, in 2013 focused on providing evidenced based, trauma specialized services in London Ontario. I learned quickly that I could not keep up with referrals due to the immense need for trauma focused care in our communities. After years of cooperating with therapists outside of my practice for referral support, I pictured a collaborative clinic that could offer high quality services without a waitlist, which brings me to G & A.
In the beginning, G & A was made up of a handful of like minded therapists transitioning to virtual work during pandemic lockdowns. Now, G & A is a dynamic team of therapists collaborating on shared ideals for practice and offering unique areas of specialty offering assistance for almost everything that brings people to therapy within one therapy team. We offer in person services at our London and Toronto offices and virtual services across Ontario. We focus on building our team people first which has resulted in our own community of supportive therapists who genuinely enjoy one another, whether that is at a lunch or a peer consultation.
As the founder and director, I divide my time between clinical work and operating the business, which includes supporting my team. On paper, I am a psychotherapist, business owner, mentor, and teacher but I bring all of me to this role which is not encompassed by these titles. I am a mom to two (one human and one dog), an avid traveller and explorer, a lover of antique markets and rare finds, happiest when I am well fed, well rested and having had fresh air, a seeker of deep conversations and a good laugh, and forever on my own path to self connection and growth. Each person on our team brings their own list of clinical skills AND personality that makes up an essential part of G & A. I truly welcome you to explore our team and more about our clinic, whether you are here out of interest as a clinician or as a potential client. We welcome you!
Our practice is female founded and led, by a clinician for clinicians. As a leader, mentor, teacher, peer and collaborator, my goal for each team member and client is that G & A is a soft place to land. It is a safe space to be connected to self, whatever that means for you, and to fully embrace where you want your next steps to take you.