Hi, I'm Michele, a Registered Psychotherapist in Collingwood Ontario.
Born and raised in Toronto, I grew up enjoying skiing and other seasonal Georgian Bay activities as a weekender in the Blue Mountains.
I moved up to the Collingwood area in the mid-90's, raised my three children, and have seen a lot of growth and change in the area. And a lot of growth and change in myself too!
My life experience, career background and therapeutic trainings come together in the work I do with my clients. This unique and multi-dimensional background helps to inform my integrative approach to therapy.
I'm a fellow human who knows what it feels like to struggle, be in overwhelm, feel stuck and alone, experience heartbreak, loss, grief, anger, and to question why life and relationships are sometimes frustrating, confusing and difficult.
My life took an overdue, needed turn when I finally 'had enough' and decided to make changes. I reached out for support and embarked on my own healing journey.
I gained new insights that helped me understand what was happening in my world. Such such as how my self-worth and boundaries are reflected in my relationships.
To have my pain and stories heard, witnessed, and validated was profound. In time, I started to feel more grounded, centered, connected to my Self ... more peace and joy.
That opening in my life led me back to a deep longing. A longing to understand more about humans, what makes us tick, why we do what we do, and other interesting dives into Soul and the great mystery.
And so, I decided to go back to school and into the field of what I had originally been drawn to in my undergrad. Now, with a Masters level education in Psychotherapy and years of experience in private practice, I continue to be passionate in supporting the healing and transformation of others.
In my free time, I hone my vocation through reading stacks of books that just keep growing, spending time in nature and all the seasons, enjoying soul-filling friendships, photography and other artistic ventures, and I so love to travel! As a parent, I treasure being with and witnessing the adventurous lives of my adult children.
I strive to live mindfully and embrace the beauty this life has to offer.
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