Michelle is a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) and Teacher, with a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology. Michelle has dedicated the past 25 years to working with clients in the fields of mental health, social work, and education.
Michelle brings years of experience working with adolescents, adults, seniors, parents, and families into her counselling practice. She is passionate about partnering with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship struggles, addictions, life transitions, or situations related to workplace bullying. She works with adolescents experiencing stress, who have ADHD, anger and/or social skill development issues. Michelle offers support and guidance to parents and adolescents experiencing high-conflict divorce and who are or may become part of a blended family.
Michelle is knowledge about individuals' rights, available assistance through legislated programs, court processes, and the education system. She enjoys translating her experiences as a designated career facilitator and trainer to her work with individuals seeking career counseling and guidance. Her work as a school counselor and special education teacher enables her to connect with issues that impact students, parents, and teachers.
Michelle is also the founder of Hearts & Hooves, a charity that rescued and rehabilitated miniature horses. She facilitated animal-guided activities in hospitals, palliative care and seniors’ homes, special education programs, addiction and youth treatment centers.
Michelle is the recipient of The Global Woman of Vision Award, the Strathcona County’s Community Pride Award and the prestigious Mayor’s Award, all in recognition of her dedication to making a difference in the community. Michelle is well-known for her advocacy work for those without a voice.
Michelle C. Kropp, BEd, MACP, CCC
I bring with me over 25 years of experience working in education, mental health, and social work. I continue to work as a school counsellor and am an advocate for children, parents, and teachers. I enjoy working with teens, adults, and seniors who seek help with various issues such as depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, and life transitions. I am passionate about career counselling, workplace bullying and harassment, addictions, and working with parents/teens of blended families, or those experiencing high conflict divorces. Whether you seek to clarify values, address specific concerns, or examine decisions, therapy can help.
I offer Solution-Focused, Narrative, and Art therapy perspectives. I offer Cognitive-Behaviour therapy, somatic and mindfulness-based tools, and strategies. I utilize an integrated framework, which draws from attachment, psychodynamic, gestalt, trauma-processing, and cognitive-behavioral therapies.
I believe authentic therapeutic relationships are critical to clients feeling safe and supported on their journey of discovering while activating inner resources and developing new coping skills. I use empathy, honesty, humor, and creativity in sessions and create a safe and non-judgemental space for clients to explore their potential.
Cost per session: $150-$225
Reduced fees offered--please ask about the rates.
I do not offer direct billing. Please check with your insurance provider to see if they will cover the fees of a Canadian Certified Counsellor prior to scheduling your appointment.
Appointments offered on Fridays and Saturdays.
Online sessions always available.
In-person sessions available beginning Feb 2022.