MSc., M.A.(Psychotherapist), C.C.C.
Michelle’s clinical training includes the integration of the principles of Buddhist psychology, neuroscience, and the practice of psychotherapy.
Michelle works with individuals from a contextual framework, taking into consideration one’s relationships, family system, community, cultural values, and societal dynamics. Guided by mindfulness, harm reduction principles, and client-centered approaches, Michelle has experience forming effective working relationships with adults from a variety of sociodemographic locations experiencing challenges such as depression, emotional instability, social stigma, trauma, anxiety, suicidal ideation, and substance misuse.
She has facilitated dialectical behavior therapy and psychodynamic process groups, and is a certified mindfulness meditation instructor. She also has three years of teaching experience in a clinical graduate program, training budding psychotherapists in the context of dance/movement and somatic psychotherapy. She is grateful for the privilege to support individuals to refine their sense of creativity, curiosity, spontaneity, and agency for their own lives, through the development of a deeper sense of self-awareness and self-compassion.
MA Contemplative Psychotherapy and Buddhist Psychology – Graduate School of Psychology; Naropa University; Boulder, CO
MSc – Medicine (Neuroscience) – Division of Biomedical Sciences; Memorial University of Newfoundland; St. John’s, NL
Bachelor of Science; Neuroscience & Nutrition Biochemistry Memorial University of Newfoundland; St. John’s, NL
Certified Counsellor – Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association – #13293
Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA)
Tel: (709) 738-0432