Michelle Maxwell

About Michelle

Clinic Location
  • Happy Valley
Education
  • MA, RCC
You might be surprised that I…
  • Recently completed a course through Yale University
  • Love going for winter ocean plunges (Brrr!!!)
Biography

Counsellor Michelle Maxwell, MA, RCC Michelle is a graduate from the Master of Arts Counselling Psychology program at the University of Victoria.

Michelle brings her person-centred counselling approach to Parkway Physiotherapy & Performance Centre; following the work pioneered by Carl Rogers, very much meeting the client “where they are at” via unconditional positive regard.

Prior to becoming a Registered Clinical Counsellor, she worked as a Youth and Family Counsellor in Victoria BC with clients in Elementary, Middle, High School, and Adult Education (ranging in age from 5 years old to 75 years old).

Growing up in Victoria BC, Michelle developed an early interest in health and wellness. Outdoor pursuits included hiking, exploring beaches and trails up and down Vancouver Island.

Upon graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Victoria, Michelle moved to Calgary AB, where she was employed as a Youth and Family Counsellor within the residential treatment centre setting and the educational system.

Due to the colder winter weather in Alberta, Michelle’s outdoor activities were adapted to include cross country skiing and skating outdoors, as well as sipping hot chocolate by the fire.

Michelle regularly participates in professional development seminars, actively engaging in coursework to sharpen her skills and keep current with new developments in Counselling Psychology.

She also recently completed a course through Yale University with Dr.Laurie Santos titled “ The Science of Wellbeing”., focusing on the biopsychosocial approach to wellness.

Some of her favourite activities include spending time with family and friends, working out every day, exploring local hikes and trails, and visiting island beaches (including winter ocean plunges!)

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