Come Join Us!
January 2023 - Growing with Grounding
After years of requests, I am giving in, leaning into my own anxieties and will be posting a variety of monthly meditations, grounding videos, and visualizations. These will be free to access and anyone can participate! Show up in your jammies or in your work duds, while sitting in your car, living room, or along the space of your favourite path. Any way and any time that feels good for you!
November 2022 - Eco-therapy: The Inside Experience
After many delays, our unique CBT/Eco-therapy blended group for Emotional Eating is finally beginning on November 5, 2022! This group is for anyone struggling with stress, anxiety, and depression and coping with food and emotional overeating. If you are curious about Eco-therapy and want to explore the benefits of nature through a gentle, self-guided approach without wet socks or spider webs, come join us!
Applying Eco-therapy allows us get back in touch with our environments and bodies, helps us to relax and calm busy, wandering minds, improve nervous system regulation to support positive limbic and prefrontal functioning and improved coping and resilience.
Group Details - January/March - February/April 2023
The time we will meet for this group is TBD. For registration and questions, contact Michele at, firstname.lastname@example.org. Looking forward to working together soon!
Celebrating Our Return to Summerland!
After nine months away, playing in the hot springs and dense forests of the Kootenays, while focusing on growing new skills and certifications that include designations in Trauma and Integrated Mental Health Care, and bonding with my new therapy dog, Ash, I am excited to be returning to the sights and sounds of Summerland and the small, soothing space of our therapy office on December 10!
Reinvigorated, I am looking forward to introducing you to Ash and helping him develop in his role as a gentle comfort and support to individuals and families. I am also thrilled to be unveiling a refreshed office and new therapy groups.
Similar to the intensive DBT-based BED group, "Break the Binge", in 2018, new groups will focus on providing education, supports, and skills for understanding, coping with, and recovering from Binge Eating Disorders and Body Image. Separate groups will be available for Adolescents and Adults in 2020. Groups will take up to 10-participants, and registration fees will be reduced to make the groups accessible.
Another exciting add-on will include brief Eco-therapy groups that blend Mindfulness and Somatic-based therapies with the tranquility of nature. Effective for increasing connection, interoception (inner awareness) and improving emotional regulation, these small groups will assist individuals wishing to create positive change around Body Image and Anxiety disorders.
If participating in these new groups or meeting with me individually in the Summerland office with Ash sound like a fit for you, I look forward to hearing from you and learning more about how I can help you to meet your therapy goals and greater freedom with food, relationships, and your body.
I am in the office Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 am to 7 pm, and Fridays, 10 am to 2 pm and welcome you contact me by phone at 250-859-8671, or by email at email@example.com .
We look forward to connecting with you.
Michele & Ash
Welcome Canine Co-therapist, Ash!
We are happy to introduce you to, Ash, the newest member of therapy team at ELEMENTAL!
Ash is a calm, quiet Pyrador (Lab and Great Pyranese mix) who loves meeting and being with people. The Pyrador is said to be an intelligent, friendly, and loyal colleague. Though in the early stages of his training, I look forward to Ash joining us in sessions for many years to come!
Michele & Ash
ELEMENTAL Psychotherapy & Support Services
We are excited to announce the official opening of Elemental Psychotherapy in Nakusp, on
Saturday, April 6th!.
Visits are by appointment only at
Office is located at:
422 .9th Avenue
BIG NEWS!! ELEMENTAL Psychotherapy is moving!
ELEMENTAL Psychotherapy is moving March 16 2019! We are relocating to the gorgeous hills and hot springs of Nakusp, BC. Nakusp is a tiny town with a wonderful history that offers enormous beauty and outdoor areas for play, health, and healing. Building on last years' Therapy Groups, such as "Break The Binge" and "Finding Your Power, not Perfection" and workshops on Emotional Regulation and Mindfulness-based Coping, the fabulous landscape of Nakusp will present even greater opportunities for taking individual and group therapy practices outdoors. We are excited and looking forward to hearing from you and having you join us on your quest for greater health and happiness!
Stay tuned for up dates on our new Nakusp office location!
Nakusp mountains in winter offer fantastic snowshoeing, hiking, and cross country skiing experiences, and lakes provide paddling year round.
Nakusp's natural hot springs are a soothing delight for any body across the seasons!
Nakusp indoor hot springs and spas may be a consideration if a little luxury is your preference. Discover more by visiting Nakusp Hot Spings:
"We cannot see our reflection in running water. It is only in still water that we can see." Taoist Proverb