Hello and welcome! I’m Michelle Labine, I’m the ‘ML’ in ML Family Counselling, which is my private practice located in the beautiful province of Nova Scotia. I’m glad you dropped by!
WHO I AM?
I’m a Canadian Certified Counsellor and a Registered Counselling Therapist (RCT-C).
WHO I WORK WITH?
I work with individuals—adolescents and adults, couples and families.
WHAT I DO?
I support people in moving away from their suffering and towards a preferred way of being.
WHERE I’M LOCATED?
My office space is located in between the two bridges in Dartmouth and is a great location for people to come from the surrounding areas of Halifax, Sackville, Bedford and other nearby communities.
More recently, I’ve expanded my practice online and work with people throughout Canada using a secure video platform. Even if you’re local, you may prefer online counselling sessions as there can be several benefits, one being counselling in the comfort of your own home. The choice is yours!
People tend to come to counselling to seek support around problems that are arising and getting in the way of them living the life they really want to live. Counselling can offer clarity, a different perspective, new tools and strategies, or it can be a deeper self-exploration.
Problems might show up as anxiety, stress, overwhelm, depression, anger, grief, addictions, or relationship issues. Most times, problems partner-up and show up as a combination of these things.
HOW I WORK?
I am 100% committed to you, to our work together and to the therapeutic process. I show up with immense empathy, curiosity and compassion. I listen to you. I work from a person-centered approach; I believe you are completely responsible for your own life and that you have a plethora of internal resources to help you do life the way you want to! In our work, we rely on your own values and strengths to help us re-author and edit the problem story into one with less suffering and more fulfillment.
Appointments are available during weekday hours as well as one evening & alternate Saturdays.
When you’re ready, I invite you to reach out through my INITIAL CONTACT tab and schedule a free phone consultation. This is an opportunity for us to chat about what you’re experiencing, for me to understand if your experience is within my scope of practice and for you to determine if it ‘feels good’ like the ‘right fit’. There is completely no obligation to commit to future counselling sessions during this call. It is really important to find the person who will work best for you.
Moving towards a different tomorrow.