About Michelle

About Me

For the last 30+ years I have gained valuable knowledge about the many challenges facing children, youth and families in our community. My own two children, now adults, have humbled me greatly and have taught me how to best support couples, young parents, stepparents and grandparents. I am now part of a generation that knows intimately the challenges of supporting grown children with young families, and aging parents who require more time and attention.

In addition to my private practice, I teach and coordinate practicums at the School of Child & Youth Care at the University of Victoria. Through my role as coordinator and instructor, I am in regular contact with a variety of community agencies and programs, which is helpful when referring clients to outside resources.

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my grandkids, hiking the many trails of Vancouver Island and travelling to new and exciting places.

About My Practice

As a therapist, I see my role as one of coaching clients towards the changes that will bring relief and ultimately fulfillment to their lives. I am committed to social justice and I use a feminist lens through which I assess the issues that challenge my clients.  I provide a positive space for clients to explore their struggles and I use a variety of modalities to facilitate healing and personal growth.

Professional Background

  • Registered Clinical Counsellor with BC Association of Clinical Counselling (#318)
  • MA in Multidisciplinary Practice from the University of Victoria (1999)
  • Couples Institute – Developmental Model – Level 1 training
  • Positive Space Network training