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​Michelle Harris​ & Associates

​​​Supportive Counselling and Therapy for Children, Youth and Families



Call or Text: 705-795-9708
Email: michelle@michelleharris.ca

Having worked with many children, youth and families over the last several years our clinicians have had the opportunity to see people have the strength, resilience and skill to meet their goals and we can help you find answers for change for yourself, your child and for your family.  We believe that working together we can build on existing strengths and skills to make positive life changes.  Each approach will be tailored to your individual needs and designed with your goal in mind.


Approach


The therapeutic approaches that are used are based on client goals by drawing on individual and family strengths, building on existing skills and developing new strategies and coping mechanisms using the following evidence based interventions.


therapeutic interventions


  • ​Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioural Informed Therapy (DBT)
  • ​Trauma Therapy
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Short Term Counselling
  • ​Narrative Therapy
  • Positive Parenting
  • Single Session Counselling
  • Crisis and Safety Planning


Therapeutic programs


  • Brief Coping Cat Program (8 weeks) - This program is a Cognitive Behavioural treatment program for children with anxiety between the ages of 7-13.  Children learn about their anxiety, it's management and coping skills to deal with their anxiety.  The first 4 sessions are focused on learning skills and strategies with the last 4 focusing on exposure tasks, or opportunities to practice the skills in anxiety provoking situations.  This program includes the Coping Cat Workbook and the Coping Cat Parent Companion book.


  • ​Mood Management - A Cognitive Behavioural Skills Building Program for Adolescents (6 weeks) - This program is designed to help adolescents learn positive, effective techniques to manage difficult emotions such as anxiety, anger, depression and low self-esteem.  This program is best suited for adolescents between the age of 10-15 who wish to learn skills for managing their mood and emotional wellness and includes the Mood Management Workbook.

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