Michelle J. Buckle, M.A, C.Psych

Clinical and Counselling Psychologist

Michelle J. Buckle is a Clinical and Counselling Psychologist, Dramatherapist, Certified Canadian Counsellor and Educator in Alberta and Ontario. Michelle has her Masters of Counselling from Gonzaga University and is currently pursuing her Doctorate of Education at The University of Alberta. Michelle currently works in private practice providing both assessment and treatment services. Previously, Michelle has provided clinical and teaching services for institutions, school boards, community mental health agencies and in private practice.

Michelle has over 29 years of experience providing mental health services to a wide population of individuals. She currently works with children, teens, adults, couples and families. She provides treatment for a wide range of issues, including self-esteem, racism, oppression, bullying, body image issues, disordered eating, complex trauma and abuse, stress, anxiety, depression, relationship problems, family conflict, co-parenting, ADHD, ODD/conduct disorder, cognitive and learning disabilities, emotional dysregulation, school issues, Black mental health, Indigenous issues, life transitions, parent-child conflict and grief and loss.

Michelle finds that people are spiritual, social, emotional, intellectual, and physical beings, each on a journey to find balance in all areas. She primarily uses experiential methods rooted in psychotherapeutic practices such as Somatic Psychology, Depth Psychology, Systemic Family Constellations, Attachment-Based Family Therapy, Neurobiological Psychology, Accelerated Resolution Therapy and Dramatherapy and Psychodrama Therapy. Michelle also uses expressive arts therapies to encourage clients of all ages to identify their values, goals, and skills, meanwhile tapping into their creative gifts for healing. Michelle further shares her passion for hearing people’s stories by using theatre to inspire conflict transformation, community building, environmental awareness, and creative solutions to social justice issues.

In her spare time, Michelle enjoys dancing in the rain, going to the theatre, reading a good suspense novel, and travelling. But most of all, she loves helping people on their journey to transform their lives and heal their minds, bodies, hearts, and souls. She is a wife, a mother, a daughter, a sister, an aunt, and a friend. Michelle was born in England, raised in Canada, and is of Jamaican heritage.

Michelle is a member in good standing with the College of Psychologists of Ontario and the College of Alberta Psychologists. She is also a member of the Psychologists’ Association of Alberta, The Canadian Register of Health Service Psychologists and the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA).

Michelle works at the Hamilton location and offers virtual services throughout Ontario and Alberta.