Experience

I have provided psychotherapy to individuals, couples and families in post-secondary settings and community based primary care facilities.  There as well as in my own practice, I have worked with people through issues such as:

  • Feeling anxious, sad, irritable, or just “not yourself” in some way
  • Difficult relationships with the body
  • Loneliness, isolation
  • Difficult or intrusive memories, “going blank”, disconnection, dissociation
  • Difficult moods or feelings of intense sadness, shame, guilt or anger
  • Childhood trauma or trauma in early/formative years
  • Recent trauma in the context of a relationship
  • Beginning to use tools of mindfulness and yoga** (such as breathwork, visualization/guided imagery)
  • Relationships, boundaries, expectations and identity changes that accompany transitions in cultural, sex, gender identity and orientation, sexual orientation, health and ability
  • Coming out and navigating sex/gender and sexual identity with family and loved ones, as well as institutions
  • Being a partner, friend or family of someone who has come out
  • Migration, culture shock, alienation, oppression and getting re-rooted
  • Finding and thriving in LGBTQ communities, survivor communities, communities of colour, Indigenous and Black communities
  • Becoming a caregiver
  • Burnout and stress in the workplace in general, and in community-based activism and social service settings in particular
  • Cyberbullying and online harassment
  • Inhabiting multiple cultural identities while feeling “wrong” or like an outsider
  • Adjusting to college/university culture, including social networks and expectations
  • Academic challenges such as motivation, procrastination, feeling anxious being among school peers or in class, or completing assignments
  • Career, life/work transitions
  • Loss in relationships, including grief and bereavement
  • Break ups and other relationship transitions
  • Defining or re-defining your spiritual beliefs and practice

** I work in consultation with yoga teachers and yoga therapists, and I refer you to yoga teachers and yoga therapists to support or continue what we begin together.

Click here to find out more about some of my community work, such as groups and workshops I have designed and facilitated, or co-facilitated.

To book a free 1/2 hour consultation by phone, video, or in person, contact me at:

michelebertrand (at) hushmail (dot) com