Michelle L. Guy

MSW, RSW, CYCP, Child, Youth, and Family Therapist

Specialization: GTIm (Gifted, talented, Intense minded individuals), trauma processing.

My Background

As a private therapist, I specialize in work with those aged 6 to adults. My work is primarily with those who present with qualities of GTIm, 2e, intense emotional responses, early existential thoughts or rumination, ADHD, anxiety, trauma, depression, issues with self-identity and feelings of low self-worth. I also provide support and service to teens and adults who have had these types of early experiences and/or childhood trauma.

For nearly 30 years, I have worked with children, youth, and families using relational, client-centered, integrative approaches. I provide counselling and therapy through evidence-based methods such as: neurobiology, IFS, sensory integration, narrative, self-compassion, mind/body work, skill building activities, art & play-based approaches, CBT, and others.

In sessions, I aim to help people learn and practice new skills, and understand themselves and their individual safety/danger response systems better. Through our work together, we focus on person-focused goals, which typically include enhanced self-worth & self-esteem, healthy peer and family relationships, managing past trauma, and self-compassion. Most often, when these areas are understood and improved, positive changes in behaviour, mood, motivation, and other challenges come along with it!

I provide in-person therapy and offer online sessions in certain circumstances.  I am a member of OASW, CASW, OCSWSSW, SENG (Supporting the Emotional Needs of Gifted), and ABC Ontario (Association of Bright Children).

I have over 15 years of experience providing supervision to MSW/BSW and CYC Practitioners and Students. I provide training, consultations and support to agency and organization staff and leaders, and have over 25 years of experience in public speaking and conference presentations for a wide variety of professionals including RCMP, Ontario Midwives, Child Welfare and Health professionals. I have been a part time professor and instructor at Centennial College, George Brown College, and now Humber College in Toronto, ON. I have been a chair of community health advisory committees and executive member in working groups for young people and their families.

Contact

Ask about reduced fees for clinically supervised sessions with an intern at Acorn & Anchor Therapy Centre!