The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence. - Thich Nhat Hanh
Thank you for visiting. I am currently accepting new clients.
Welcome and thank you for being here. My name is Michelle Nicholls and I am a registered social worker with 16 years of experience dedicated to learning and growing in community-based health care. As a psychotherapist, I create space for my clients to safely identify the different challenges that contribute to stress, unhelpful thinking habits and behaviours, or feeling stuck. My approach is client-centred and based in anti-oppression principles, mindfulness, and trauma-informed practices. I want you to feel comfortable while being open to learning more about you, during our sessions.
I earned my Bachelor of Social Work from Ryerson University, a Masters of Social Work from Dalhousie University, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from York University. In addition, I have an Inter-Professional Certificate in Applied Mindfulness Meditation. I am also an EMDR therapist.
I believe successful psychotherapy starts from a place of warmth, respect, compassion, mindful presence and curiosity. I look forward to working with you.
I am offering virtual therapy and walk and talk therapy.
LET'S START WHERE YOU ARE AT
Here is what we can work with:
anxiety & depression
PTSD & trauma
boundaries in relationships
difficulty managing stress
harm identification and reduction
I provide individual counselling and psychotherapy to youth and adults. There are many approaches we can explore such as talk therapy, EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing), Brainspotting, Internal Family Systems, constructive role playing, and narrative therapy. I believe therapy should be creative and adaptable. Let's find out which approach may be helpful to you.
I am a dedicated mindfulness meditator, facilitator and student. I have co-facilitated Mindfulness-Based CBT, and community mindfulness drop-in groups for over 7 years. I use trauma-informed mindfulness with individual clients, creating safety in mind-body connection work. In addition, I am a community Dhamma leader for BIPOC sanghas. I can also provide workshops and design a program for your needs.
Individual counselling fees are $150. I have limited sliding scale options. Fees for professional consultation, mindfulness-based consultation, and workshops can be offered after discussions around individual and group needs.