Dr. Natalie Michel is a clinical psychologist licensed to practice in the province of Ontario. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Toronto and has a master and doctoral degree in clinical psychology from York University. Her training took place across some of the leading mental health care facilities in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area, including St. Joseph’s Healthcare and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), where she completed her residency and postdoctoral fellowship.
Dr. Michel offers therapy to adults in individual, couples and group formats. Her areas of clinical interest include relationship difficulties, interpersonal communication, assertiveness, and problematic emotions (e.g., shame, anger) that impact a client’s self-worth, their ability to function, and their relationships. She also has expertise in treating anxiety disorders (social anxiety, generalized anxiety, phobias, panic disorder), obsessive-
Dr. Michel is empathic, down-to-earth, non-judgmental and collaborative, facilitating a sense of safety and acceptance in session, and creating an environment where her clients feel empowered to reach their goals. Dr. Michel draws on a range of theoretical approaches to tailor treatment to the needs of each of her clients. She has advanced training and experience in client-centred, cognitive behavioural, emotion-focused, Gottman method, and dialectical behaviour therapy traditions. She has been involved in teaching and training students and other care providers in the use of many of these therapeutic approaches. She has also published a number of scientific articles and has presented at national and international conferences.