Michelle McKitrick, MSW, RSW, RFMT

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I offer a compassionate, respectful and private environment for my clients to discuss their concerns and difficulties. I bring sensitivity to cultural differences and openness to sexual diversity. I am comfortable speaking about issues that leave people struggling within their relationships or their sexual functioning. I believe in the importance of providing an opportunity for clients to be heard and treated in a professional manner.

I completed my Master of Social Work degree in 1995. I then pursued my Registered Marriage and Family Therapist designation, becoming a Clinical Member and Supervisor-in-training with both the Canadian and American Associations of Marriage and Family Therapy. I worked for 15 rewarding years with children, parents and families in both out-patient and residential services at the Children's Centre of Thunder Bay before leaving in 2007 to pursue private practice.

I have provided training extensively throughout the North and teach as a Sessional Lecturer in the Social Work Department at Lakehead University. Further, I am a longstanding provider of Critical/Traumatic Incident Stress Management (CISM) services throughout Northern Ontario and Manitoba and I had the privilege to be a part of a Canadian team which provided CISM services in New York City immediately following September 11, 2001.

Registry of Marriage and Family Therapists in Canada
Clinical designation: Registered Marriage and Family Therapist (RMFT) www.marriageandfamily.ca

American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy
Clinical designation: Clinical Member, Registered Marriage and Family Therapist Supervisor-in-training

International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy Clinical designation: Member, EFT Therapist   www.iceeft.com

EMDR Institute, Inc. Clinical designation:  EMDR Therapist  www.emdr.com

Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers
Clinical designation: Registered Social Worker www.ocswssw.org

Michelle McKitrick Reaches

Thunder Bay ON