Welcome to ELEMENTAL Psychotherapy
I am Michele Gardiner, a Masters' level, registered Canadian Certified Counsellor/Psychotherapist (C.C.C.) with the CCPA in good standing and the founder of ELEMENTAL Psychotherapy, a private Outpatient therapy practice dedicated to supporting individuals through healing and recovery from
Anxiety Disorders, Eating Disorders, & Concurrent Mental Health Issues in Adults including:
- • Disordered Eating and Eating Disorders in Adult Athletes
- • Disordered Eating/Eating Disorders and Mental Health in Menopause
- • A HAES-based Non-Diet Approach to Chronic Dieting, Body Acceptance, Shape, and Weight
- • Binge Eating Disorder, Compulsive Eating, and Emotional Overeating in Adults
- • Anxiety Disorders, Adult Attachment and Complex-PTSD, Depression, and Life Transitions
Located in the private and peaceful setting of Summerland, BC, I provide compassionate, caring, person-centred therapy, with
17 years of clinical counselling experience and extensive training in my areas of practice applying Evidence-based approaches of CBT, DBT, EFT, Flash Technique (EMDR), MI, and Somatic Embodiment and Regulation therapies augmented with
Expressive Arts, Mindfulness, Nature, and Intuitive Eating therapies.
As a Humanistic therapist, I apply an Attachment-based and Trauma-Informed lens and greet you in a place of collaboration
and nonjudgement to promote a safe and inclusive space that builds on your existing strengths and wisdom while nurturing hope, healthier regulation and coping skills, and a sense of Self that aligns with your authentic core values and goals for living.
Honouring you as a unique, empowered, and knowing individual is a core principle reflected at ELEMENTAL Psychotherapy
through the perspective that, as human beings, our unique thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and experiences provide us with an inner wisdom that is both empowering and elemental to our process for growth and creating meaningful and sustainable change.
Free 30 Minute Phone Consultation
I work with adults, age 20 and above, and provide a free 30-minute phone consultation to begin.
Individuals can self-refer or be referred by a trusted health professional.
During therapy for an eating disorder it is beneficial to include your Family Physician, Nurse Practitioner, or Registered Dietician in your treatment journey so we can work together to support you toward greater wellness, functioning and freedom.
I am a Registered Service Provider and work with
BC Emergency Health Services, Blue Cross, Green Shield, Optima Global Health, Metis Association of BC, and others.
To avoid financial strain and disappointment, always confirm coverage before beginning therapy.
To learn more about my professional background, education, and personal recovery experience, you are welcome to visit the Therapist's page or discover your individual Stage of Readiness for therapy by viewing the Stages of Change model.
If you're not quite ready for therapy but are looking to grow your understanding, feel free to explore the wealth of free
tools and supports listed on the Resource page at any time.
If you are ready and inspired to begin creating the changes that you desire in life, I look forward to hearing from you
and invite you to contact me to book a free 30 minute phone consultation at
I look forward to connecting with you soon and learning more about your goals for therapy and how
I can best support you towards reaching these meaningful goals and finding greater peace, joy, and freedom in your life.
• Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday, 11 am to 6 pm; Friday 9 am to 2 pm
• Session Rates: $135/60-mins, $190/90-mins, plus 5% GST
• Couple: $175/60-mins, $250/90-mins, plus 5% GST
“Freedom rings when you realize you can become what you never thought you could become.”
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