"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom." ~ Anais Nin
Often clients seek therapy when they feel unable to cope with their current life situation. Michelle can assist in unpacking what may feel like an overwhelming number of problems and help clients make sense of the underlying pattern that may be contributing to their experiences of distress.
Michelle uses an integrative approach that draws primarily on principles from Narrative Therapy, Family Systems Theory and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. She is able to assist with the following issues:
· Anxiety and distruptive worry
· Depressed mood
· Major life transitions (such as becoming a parent, changing careers, ending a relationship)
· Physical, sexual and emotional violence
· Impact of trauma, including post-traumatic stress symptoms
· Unhealthy relationships with food or other substances
· Grief and loss
· Self-esteem and sense of identity (including identifying as queer, trans, gay or lesbian)
· Impact of stress
· Health concerns and diagnosis of illness
Contact Michelle to inquire about the possibility of individual counselling.