Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) #2940
deVries Counselling Group
Port Moody, BC
Education and Experience
Michelle has a Masters degree in counselling and over 16 years of experience as a practicing counsellor. She helps adults, teens and couples overcome obstacles and discover new avenues for growth.
Michelle also works with clients funded by the Crime Victims Assistance Program.
In addition, Michelle is trained in:
- Gottman Couples Therapy levels I and II
- Daring Way training – helps clients overcome shame and develop more courage and empathy, with Brené Brown
- Occupational Awareness Training: First Responders Level I and II
Michelle offers counselling to adults, couples, teens and families over the age of 16. Her areas of specialty include:
- Anxiety and depression
- Relationship struggles (individuals and couples)
- Struggles due to life transitions (e.g., divorce, career change, coping with aging parents)
As a daughter of a first responder, Michelle has always felt compassion for people in distress. Having faced some unexpected twists and turns in her life, she understands the courage it takes to overcome life’s challenges.
Michelle is compassionate, creative and open-minded. She has a sense of humor that helps make the challenging journey of personal growth easier.
Connecting with people and helping them navigate through life’s obstacles lights Michelle up. She loves helping individuals, couples and families tap into their potential and explore new paths through every stage of life.
Michelle carefully creates safe spaces for people to face the areas of their lives in which they feel afraid, ashamed, stagnant or stuck.
She works collaboratively with her clients to map out goals that will help them to take leaps, shed stories that no longer serve them, and attain a greater sense of balance in their lives.
Michelle enjoys hiking, kayaking and photography and is a proud puppy momma. She believes in the therapeutic value of spending time with animals as well as the body/mind healing that comes from spending time in nature.
Michelle has travelled around the world and has been part of 3 Habitat for Humanity builds. She also volunteered at a therapy centre for children in Pokhara, Nepal and practices Vipassana mediation regularly.