Why do counselling with me?

I became a therapist because like so many therapists, I’ve had my own struggles. They’ve included depression, anxiety, relationship struggles, problem behaviors, hating myself and then… finally, understanding and healing. With help.

I know how hard it can be, when you feel deeply alone, sad, ashamed or guilty and you can’t see a way past your past. Clients have talked about being down there in ‘the pit’, not being able to see any light, but then someone throws down some tools and materials, we make a plan to build a ladder, and with support and encouragement, you get yourself out of that pit. I know how to be that helping hand you need. I’ve helped others.

Nobody deserves to keep suffering that way. So much can change for the better.

Are you looking for someone who will be covered by your insurance plan?

I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors and a Canadian Certified Counsellor with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. Reach out to me, michele@peaceofmindcounselling.com if you have questions about coverage by insurance. In most cases, you will also need to ask your insurance provider what your plan will help pay.

I have a Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology, I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) and Certified Clinical Counsellor (CCC).

My clients often come to therapy saying:

  • What’s the matter with me?
  • I feel so lonely.
  • Will I ever get better?
  • I don’t do anything right. It’s all my fault.
  • I’m confused, I can’t think straight.
  • Nothing I do is ever good enough.
  • Why am I like this?

I help by

  • Understanding your truth.
  • Connecting you with your strengths
  • Teaching you skills that make your life better
  • Problem solving the trouble spots
  • Believing in you, to become empowered
  • Showing you safety and trust in relationship
  • Walking beside you on your path to healing
  • Helping you learn to love yourself and others
  • Using the tools that have been proven effective
Our bodies hold our anxiety, trauma and depression. I have nearly 20 years of coaching experience helping clients understand their mind-body connection. Becoming a certified clinical counsellor has given me the added expertise to really help with trauma, and the problems that disguise it, such as depression, anxiety, and addictions. My approach is tailored to your needs. I use the tools of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectic Behavior Therapy and Cognitive Processing Therapy for Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome. I practice and teach mindfulness and acceptance.