About Michelle

Michelle (Michal) Mann (PhD RCC) is a Registered Clinical Counsellor and a therapist providing counselling, therapy and coaching to children, youth, adults and families.

 

Trust, respect, warmth and empathy are key elements in Dr. Mann’s work. Dr. Mann assists her clients to reach their goals, move forward and disentangle themselves from emotions, thoughts and behaviours that do not serve them.

 

Her unique services combine counselling with coaching in order to help her clients not only cope with crisis, but simultaneously discover how to make use of their master keys, unlocking doors to fulfilling and productive lives.

 

Michelle assists her clients in coping with:​

  • Stress, anxiety and panic

  • Post-traumatic stress

  • Low vitality and depression, including post partum depression

  • Self-regulation, managing feelings and behaviours

  • Terminal illness, injuries and chronic disease

  • Low self-esteem

  • Identity confusion, sexual identity and gender identity

  • LGBTQ+ issues

  • Procrastination, performance enhancement

  • Creative blocks:

  • Unlocking creativity, validating the authentic voice and cultivating self-expression

  • Life transitions and personal growth

  • Relationships issues:

  • Relational issues, loneliness and solitude

  • Secure attachment and communication skills

  • Family, couple and parenting challenges

  • Life and career changes, relocation and immigration

  • School/work adjustment challenges​

  • Bullying and assertiveness issues, including cyber bullying at work and at school.​

  • Death and dying

  • Grief and loss

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Dr. Mann has been working in the counselling field for the past 33 years. She has also trained and supervised psychologists, counsellors, therapists and health professionals in North America, Europe, Africa and Asia. She is experienced in cross-cultural counselling and has worked with diverse populations of different ages, sexual orientations, ethnicities, abilities and socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.

 

Currently, Dr. Mann is affiliated with Justice Institute of British Columbia, the Counselling Psychology and School Counselling programs at the Vancouver Campus of City University of Seattle and Adler University Campus in Vancouver. She was associated with the Community Counselling program at Vancouver Community College. Being involved in innovative mental health research and program development helps her provide clients with evidence-based therapy.

 

Michelle is a passionate advocate for the promotion of resiliency, adjustment, self-esteem, self-regulation of behaviour, social support and happiness in everyday life. Her clients have reported their therapy experiences as "life-changing". Many noticed an increased resilience, motivation and improved coping skills. The majority noted a significant improvement in their sense of mental well-being and quality of life.

 

Michelle develops and implements counselling programs for emotional and social growth. Her mental health initiative for school children, "I Am the Key," has been recognized as a promising program by several major health institutions, including Mental Health Europe. She has presented her work at numerous conferences and workshops. Michelle has worked as a consultant, and has supported many organizations both locally and internationally in the fields of mental health promotion and the prevention of mental disorders and social problems.