Experiencing Distress about Food, Eating, Your Body?

Meet Your Eating Disorders Psychotherapist


about michelle

Michelle is available for 1:1 counselling and psychotherapy to Durham College and Ontario Tech students with concerns or distress related to food, eating and body image. She joins the CHWC team with over 10 years of experience supporting individuals with disordered eating and related concerns, including working within an adult eating disorder program in a community hospital setting. Michelle’s approach:

  • Is trauma-informed, client-centered and collaborative
  • Utilizes various psychotherapeutic modalities including motivational interviewing, cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), and dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT)
  • Integrates self-compassion, mindfulness and yoga philosophies to provide a holistic approach to supporting you with your health and wellness goals

Michelle will also be launching programs and health promotion initiatives designed to encourage positive health and well-being among students as it relates to eating disorders, disordered eating and food literacy.

THE eating disorders psychotherapist CAN HELP WITH

  • Intake and assessment for disordered eating, eating disorders, body image and related concerns
  • 1:1 therapeutic support for distress/concerns regarding disordered eating, eating disorders, body image and related concerns
  • Establishing a multi-disciplinary circle of care process within the CHWC for individuals who are medically vulnerable as a result of eating disorder symptoms
  • Facilitating programs on topics such as mindful eating, intuitive eating and cultivating body kindness
  • If you are interested in a presentation, debrief or outreach, please fill out this collaboration form.

      • Given the resources within the clinic and depending on the students presentation there may be a wait time.  The clinic does it’s best to ensure students are seen by a mental health professional within the most timely manner.
      • The Eating Disorders Psychotherapist supports students only, from both Durham College and Ontario Tech. If faculty/support staff are in need of Mental Health services please see below resources