Michael brings his twenty years in business and non-profit leadership along with his 10 years of clinical counselling work to his role of supervisor, focusing on the skill development of thesupervisee.
Michael brings his twenty years in business and non-profit leadership along with his 10 years of
clinical counselling work to his role of supervisor, focusing on the skill development of the
As an executive in an inner-city non-profit one of the roles Michael had was to oversee a
residential addictions treatment centre providing counselling services to women fleeing
domestic violence, exiting gangs, leaving the street life, or being sent from jail. During the ten
years Michael was in this role he took some additional training in Narrative Therapy and
adopted the practice of letter writing – meaning he writes a letter to each of his clients after
every session. Currently, Michael has been in private practice for the last two years bringing his
passion for story into the work he does with his clients.
Informed through a deconstructive lens, post-modern ideas, and feminist theories, Michael has
developed a way of equalizing the power dynamic in the counselling room while helping his
clients find power once again in their voice and identity. Trained in complex-trauma, co-
occurring modalities, dissociation, and various mood / personality disorders Michael helps
make sense out of the complex issues that we often find ourselves tangled up in.
Now a grandfather to four grandchild and parent of six adult children, Michael and his partner
have moved back to the Okanagan to enjoy the outdoors, the seasons, and the inspiration that
helps in Michael’s creative pursuits, such as writing. An avid teacher of mindfulness and
somatic-based modalities with an emphasis on self-care, Michael strives to model these ideas
for his clients through his own connection with body, mind, and soul through connection with
the nature that surrounds him. Most recently his partner and him have taken to learning yoga
and dancing as part of their continuing pursuits in self-care.