Why I Became a Therapist

Selecting a therapist is an important decision. I hope to give you a sense of who I am and why I do the work I do.

As a teen, my dream of becoming a therapist began when I was given the opportunity to complete a practicum with the Addictions Foundation of Manitoba. Through this work, I observed the positive impact of therapy, not only for the individuals but also for their friends and family. Since then, over two decades have passed and I remain committed to my clients and the continued pursuit of specialized education. My areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, trauma, wellness/coping strategies, among others.

After 10+ years practicing in downtown Winnipeg, I decided to launch my own private practice in 2020. Today I continue to work in collaboration with primary care providers, Psychiatrists, and other members of multidisciplinary care teams.

Please do not hesitate to reach out if you feel there may be a fit between us and wish to arrange a session.  If so, I look forward to meeting you and would be honored to help you in your journey.

Thank you and be well.

Michelle

Wild Path
Areas of Expertise
  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Wellness/coping strategies

  • Trauma

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  • Grief

  • Managing overwhelming emotions

  • Chronic pain

Therapy Modalities/Advanced Training
  • EMDR

  • CBT

  • MBSR

  • MCBPM

  • MI

  • ASIST

  • MHFA

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

Mindfulness Based Chronic Pain Management Program

Motivational Interviewing

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

Mental Health First Aid (former instructor)

Cultural Competency Training
  • Indigenous Perspectives on End of Life (Palliative Care)

  • Manitoba Core Indigenous Cultural Safety Training

  • Indigenous Cultures Awareness Workshop

Education/Registration
  • M.S.W. Masters of Social Work, Clinical Stream

  • B.S.W.  Bachelors of Social Work - 2005 Gold Medal Recipient

  • R.S.W.  Registered Social Worker

  • EMDR  Certification

  • EMDR  Approved Consultant-in-Training

University of Manitoba

University of Manitoba

Manitoba College of Social Work

EMDRIA International (Texas)

EMDRIA International (Texas)

Community Involvement/Volunteerism
  • PLAY4MORE - Hockey Tournament/Mental Health Fundraiser

  • Mental Health Advisory Council, WRHA

  • Crisis Line Volunteer, Klinic Community Health Ctr.

  • Family Support Group Volunteer, Addictions Foundation of MB