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Michelle Binnie,
Counsellor, MA, RCC, AT

Michelle has called Nelson, BC home for over 25 years. She lives with her husband and dog near Kootenay Lake.  She's studied Fine Art, then became a Tree Planter, and eventually studied Art Therapy which brought together her love of creativity and her curiosity of being human. She continues to study and learn how to be human and enjoys meeting other humans that are doing that too!

She is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the British Columbia Clinical Counsellors Association and a Member of Canadian Counselling & Psychotherapy Association.


University of Toronto, Bachelor of Arts (1992)

Art Therapy program at Kutenai Art Therapy Institute (2000)

Masters of Counselling from Gonzaga University (2008)

Relational Somatic Therapy 2016–2018

Developmental Shock Therapy Training from (2019-2021).


Let's work together

Connecting with someone when we are confused, struggling, or hurt is one of the bravest and important things we can do to feel less alone. You deserve to have a confidential and safe place where you won’t feel shamed or judged and where you feel supported to grow and heal with dignity.

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