Michelle provides counselling services to individuals, children and families as well as relationship therapy.
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Michelle Srdanovic is a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and a Master of Arts Degree in Counselling Psychology (Simon Fraser University). In 1998, Michelle began her work with clients in the anti-violence field supporting women and children who had experienced physical, emotional and sexual violence and associated trauma. She pioneered the development of a Specialized Victim Services Program in Langley, which continues to provide support to adults and children who have experienced power-based violence. Since that time, Michelle has provided assessment and therapy to families contracted by the Ministry of Child and Family Development, and presently provides counselling to individuals, people in relationships, children and families.
In session, Michelle relies on the principles from a number of complementary therapeutic modalities including narrative, emotion-focused, cognitive-behavioural and expressive therapies. She has specialized training and certifications in the following areas:
- Play Therapy Level I and II
- Gottman Couple’s Therapy Level I and II
- Emotion-Focused Therapy for Couples Level I
- Emotion-Focused Family Therapy Level I
- Narrative Therapy Level I
- Clinical Supervision
In addition to her counselling practice, Michelle is a Clinical Supervisor to other Therapists and Faculty at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT). She also frequently presents workshops to schools and community agencies on the topics of anxiety, emotional regulation, coping and resilience.
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Not sure what to expect from a counselling relationship?
You’re not alone. Because we all may approach therapy differently, the search for “good- fit” Counsellor can feel overwhelming. In general, I believe that people seek therapy when they are feeling stuck in their lives. I work collaboratively with adults, children and families on overcoming the obstacles that have kept them in this state.
As a client, you are in the driver’s seat. It is my job to ensure we stay en route and to assist with navigation. At times, clients may feel overwhelmed by difficult emotions connected to a traumatic event or anxiety provoking situation. These are the times when I may be more directive - to support you in regulating this experience, and to help you develop the capacity to do the same in your life.
Overall, I am committed to a client-centered practice and your inherent strengths are of the utmost importance to meeting our goals in therapy. While you are the expert in your own life, I offer expertise as an observer from my vantage point as an experienced Therapist.
When we first talk, it is important to consider if my approach to therapy is a good fit. As we begin to work together, my goal is to create a safe space where clients will feel heard and acknowledged. Only then can I invite you to consider alternatives that will stretch you to make changes to better your life.
I look forward to working with you.