Counselling Therapy – Empowered U

Michele Theoret

Registered Psychologist; MA Counselling Psychology; Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (ERYT-500; Certified Yoga Therapist, BSc Exercise Science; MSc Natural health sciences

In my work as a therapist, I help clients shift from just surviving to thriving. My focus is on creating safe trauma-informed spaces; meeting clients where they are at in life; and inspiring a compassionate curiosity about who we are, how we might have arrived here, and what else might be possible. I utilize and integrative and holistic approach understanding that a person’s environment, history, culture, beliefs, attitude, thoughts, feelings, emotions, sensations, and physiology all have an impact on well-being. I help clients struggling with issues related to stress, trauma, anxiety, depression, life transitions, grief, parenting, relationships, mood disorders, personality disorders, and chronic illness/pain.

 I utilize a variety of therapeutic modalities including mindfulness/yoga, somatic stress relief, compassion-focused therapy, EMDR therapy, dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT), Gottman couples therapy, and narrative techniques in order to support individuals in being more connected, current, and creative in their relationship with themselves and the world. 

Inspired by wellness, yoga, mindfulness, martial arts, fitness, and psychology, I encourage a compassionate curiosity about who we are and what else might be possible. My offerings shift the narrative from self-improvement and ‘should’ towards self-care and self-compassion; Wholeness over perfection. Compassionate curiosity or acknowledgement is the birthplace of change allowing us to be with our experience with no filter or interference and from here we can better understand ourselves; feelings, motivations, beliefs, and actions.

My vision is to empower individuals to become more engaged in their moment-to-moment experiences, transforming the way they show up in their bodies and lives every day.

I am currently seeing clients online (from anywhere in Alberta) and will be back in person September 1st 2021 at my office located in the Empowered Collective 210, 1524 91st SW Edmonton, Alberta.

“There are times in our lives when we have to realize our past is precisely what it is, and we cannot change it. But we can change the story we tell ourselves about it, and by doing that, we can change the future.”

-Eleanor Brown

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