A B O U T

My Approach

I take great pride in my ability to be fully present in the therapy room, creating a safe and supportive space whereby my clients can be truly themselves. I believe that a strong therapeutic rapport, built on trust, respect, empathy, acceptance, and attentiveness, is a crucial aspect in fostering positive changes.

 

I aim to empower my clients to identify personal strengths and cope with their concerns more independently and effectively. Drawing upon humour, warmth, and authenticity, I apply a careful balance of support and challenge in my work.

 

My services are supportive of diversity, including cultural, religious, racial, gender, and sexuality. I utilize a humanistic and integrative approach, in tailoring treatment to the unique needs and values of my clients. I primarily draw upon the following models:  

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  • Psychodynamic (Relational and Interpersonal)

  • Cognitive-Behavioural (CBT)

  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)

  • Emotion-Focused (EFT)

Credentials

Bachelor of Arts (B.A. Honours) degree in Psychology from Queen's University. 

 

Master of Arts (M.A.) degree in Counselling Psychology from McGill University.    

Registered Psychotherapist (RP) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (www.crpo.ca). 

 

Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (www.ccpa-accp.ca). 

 

General member of the Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals (formerly OACCPP; www.oamhp.ca).​

© 2020 by Michelle Vitti, MA, RP, CCC

info@michellevittitherapy.com

647.928.7922