Areas of practice
- Anxiety and/or Panic
- Bullying - School
- Child Behaviour
- Family Issues
- Grief and Loss - General
- Performance Enhancement
- Personal Growth
- School/Work Adjustment
- Self-Esteem Issues
- Stress Management
- Body Centred Psychotherapy
- Child Centred Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Emotionally Focused Therapy - Individuals
- Expressive Arts Therapies
- Interpersonal Psychotherapy
- Mindfulness approaches
- Play Therapy
Counselling practice website:http://www.bethekey.com
Michelle 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.
Dr. Mann's private practice, "Be The Key" Counselling Services, has offices located in Vancouver and on the North Shore. Skype meetings are offered as well.
Michelle assists her clients in coping with:
- School/work adjustment challenges
- Bullying and assertiveness issues at home, in school and at work
- Procrastination, performance enhancement
- Creative blocks: Unlocking creativity, validating the authentic voice and cultivating self-expression
- Life transitions and personal growth: Life and career changes, relocation and immigration
- Stress, anxiety and panic
- Post-traumatic stress
- Low vitality and depression, including post partum depression
- Self-regulation, managing feelings and behaviours
- Low self-esteem
- Identity confusion, sexual identity and gender identity
- Relationships issues: Secure attachment and communication skills
- Family and parenting challenges
- LGBTQ issues
- Terminal illness
- Death and dying
- Grief and loss
Dr. Mann has been working in the counselling field for the past 28 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 the Counselling Psychology and School Counselling programs at the Vancouver Campus of City University of Seattle. She is also 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, 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.
Michelle's community service activities are her passion. She lectures in the Mental Health Speakers Series and participates in the counselling project "Counselling the Under- Served on the North Shore" for the Canadian Mental Health Association, North and West Vancouver Branch. She is also a consultant for community diversity projects, including a documentary film to increase awareness about the life of the homeless on the downtown Eastside of Vancouver, and an initiative that focuses on increasing awareness and understanding of individuals living with disabilities and differences in British Columbia.