Michelle L. Guy
CYC, MSW, RSW
Child, Youth, Young Adult Therapist, Specialities in Gifted, 2e, ADHD, Trauma, Anxiety, and Existential Depression.
As a private therapist, I specialize in work with those aged 5 to 25. My work is primarily with those who present with qualities of giftedness & 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 adults who have had these types of early experiences and/or childhood trauma.
For over 25 years, I have worked with children, youth, and families, using relational, integrated 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 to manage their stress/danger responses, worries, fears, emotional regulation, and mood issues. Relational therapy, using these methods and approaches can allow clients to be able to understand themselves better, enhance self-worth & self-esteem, support healthy peer and family relationships, manage past trauma, and show 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 and online one-on-one video therapy. I have training and experience in online therapy and use a private, safe platform for all sessions. 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 extensive experience over the last 25 years, in public speaking and conference presentations for health, social services, child welfare, police services, and other helping professions. I have been a chair and executive member of community health advisory committees and working groups for young people and their families.
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