Michelle Berezny

Ottawa South

  • Wednesday: 8:30am-5:00pm
  • Thursday: 8:30am-5:00pm
  • Friday: 8:30am-5:00pm
  • Monday and Tuesday: evening availability upon request

Child & Youth:

  • Anger management
  • Anxiety and excessive worry
  • Bullying/social skill building
  • Bereavement/grief
  • Depression and low mood
  • Self-harm
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Self-esteem
  • Oppositional behaviour


  • Blended family issues
  • Communication breakdown
  • Parent-child conflict
  • Parenting/differing parenting styles
  • Separation and divorce


  • Depression/Anxiety
  • Anger Management
  • Grief/Bereavement
  • Sexual Abuse and Trauma
  • Workplace stress
  • Post-Partum Depression
  • Aging parents
  • Registered Psychotherapist (RP) – College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) – ID #: 003011
  • Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) – Canadian Counselling & Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) – ID#: 3560

Michelle is a Registered Psychotherapist providing Psychotherapy and Counselling Services to children, youth, families, and individuals within the Ottawa area.Having immersed herself in the field of mental health since 2007, Michelle brings to this work a valuable collection of experience supporting families in trying life circumstances.

Specifically, Michelle has a strong appreciation for the stages of child and adolescent development; she understands that such a wonderfully care-free stage of life can be accompanied by feelings of insecurity and uncertainty. Most important to Michelle is the therapeutic relationship. Using a gentle, yet practical, strength-focused approach with her clients, Michelle supports families in learning to identify and access their personal strengths and inner resiliencies to propel them forward through life’s challenges. Michelle utilizes a variety of evidence-based practices within her work with children, youth, families, and individuals: including: Brief Solution-Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy, Mindfulness, Play Therapy, Family Systems Theory, and Attachment Theory.

  • 011   Master of Arts in Counselling and Spirituality (Specialization in Couples Therapy) Saint Paul University, Ottawa, ON
  • 2009   Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Psychology University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON

Additional Training:

  • Child & Adolescent Needs & Strengths (CANS), June 2015
  • Early Identification and Intervention Training for Youth Substance Abuse,TriCounty Addictions Services,March 2015
  • Child and Adolescent Functional Assessment Scale Training (CAFAS), March 2015
  • Understanding and Screening for Substance Use in Youth, YAK Youth Services,November 2014
  • Self-Injury Behaviour in Youth – Issues and Strategies, Crisis Trauma Research Institute Inc., May 2013
  • Level I Crisis Response Training (Traumatic Events Systems Model),Canadian Centre for Threat Assessment & Trauma Response, September 2012
  • Level I Family Assessment Training, Canadian Centre for Threat Assessment & Trauma Response,September 2012
  • Violence Threat Risk Assessment (V-TRA)– Level I and II,Canadian Centre for Threat Assessment & Trauma Response,May 2012
  • Front-Line Workers Trauma Assessment – Trauma & Resiliency Centre, May 2012
  • Child and Adolescent Functional Assessment Scale (CAFAS) Training, April 2012
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy: Enhanced Skills Model, November 2011
  • Brief Child & Family Phone Interview (BCFPI) Training, November 2011
  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), January 2011
  • Non-Violent Crisis Intervention, Crisis Prevention Intervention, October 2007
  • Emergency First Aid/CPR – Level A, October 2007

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