Acorn & Anchor Therapy Centre
For Kids, Teens, Adults, and Families Too!
Providing relational therapy, skill building, and support for kids and teens who identify with; anxiety, depression, self-harm, giftedness, 2e, and ADHD.
Parenting support, individual adult counselling services, family sessions and Online therapy.
Also available: Workshops, school support, groups and private group sessions.
Michelle L. Guy, MSW, RSW, CYC,
Child and Family Therapist.
I have worked for 25 years with children, youth and families using a relational approach. I provide an integrative client focused approach to therapy. I include aspects of CBT, DBT, TF-CBT, Interpersonal Neurobiology, IFS, and my personal practice approaches in sessions. I am up to date on current evidence-based methods and approaches and I am a firm believer of life-long learning.
As a private therapist, I typically specialize in work with ages 5 to 19 and I provide support and service to parents as well.
I work with kids and teens who present with intense emotions to help them make connections to, and adapt behaviours that might impact how they feel about themselves, and the world around them.
They will learn new skills to manage their responses to stress, anxiety, and fears. They will also be able to speak openly and understand their intensities, which will help with improving self-esteem, self-worth, peer and family relationships, school or social issues, unresolved trauma, and anxious thoughts.
As Clinical Director of Acorn and Anchor, I work alongside with therapists who I believe in, who have trained under my supervision as private practitioners, and who also practice using an integrative approach and other evidence-based methods.
Acorn and Anchor Therapy Centre and Michelle L. Guy also provide supervision to new therapists, students and peer supervision group for practitioners. Private therapists may be accommodated at the Centre in a safe, clean, child and youth focused space, and a comfortable and inclusive environment.
During restrictions of COVID-19, I provide online one-on-one video therapy. I have training and experience in online therapy and use a private, safe platform for all sessions. I regularly provide this service for busy families, youth who may feel too anxious to attend at office appointments, and families who do not reside in the Toronto area.