Michelle Berezny is a Registered Psychotherapist providing Psychotherapy and Counselling Services to children, youth, and families within Ottawa and surrounding area. Michelle comes to this work with a wealth of experience working with families in trying situations; it is this experience that has informed her strong belief that all individuals and families possess the very strengths and inner resources needed to propel them forward through life’s struggles and challenges. Specifically, Michelle specializes in supporting families facing issues related to anxiety and excessive worry, depression and low mood, self-harm, suicidal ideation, anger, oppositional behaviour, parent-child conflict, separation and divorce, differing parenting styles, blended family challenges, grief and loss, social skill building, bullying, and self-esteem.
These aforementioned challenges can be described as powerfully stormy experiences that have the ability to weather a family’s sense of harmony and disrupt balance within relationships between family members. After the rain, so to speak, often comes a sense of fresh calmness. Counselling can serve to support families in acquiring the space needed to take a step back and regain perspective, and to thoughtfully move forward by helping each member feel heard, understood, and connected once again.