About Michelle Fairbank

Michelle Fairbank, Psychotherapist Intern
Michelle Fairbank, Psychotherapist Intern

Guiding You Through Growth Towards Living a Meaningful Life

My own healing journey began at a young age. I began exploring what healing myself looks like in my teen years. My journey took me down many paths, eventually leading me to a holistic and integrative approach.

Over the past few years, my practice has grown and changed. My work focuses on existential issues of freedom, responsibility, and the meaning of life and death. I help people connect with their experiences in their bodies and work towards living a more mindful, connected, and integrated life. 

Couples Therapy

My practice has expanded over the past year to include couples work. I was trained in the Gottman Method of couples therapy, which focuses on helping partners work toward improving communication through understanding each other’s triggers, learning how to communicate in ways that their partner can receive, and focusing on ways they can strengthen the relationship and enhance feelings of connectedness.

Mindfulness

 

Education

I attended Santa Clara University and earned a BSc in Psychology. The bulk of my education focused on theories in psychology, which sparked my desire to put these theories into practice. I knew I had found my next step after discovering a training program in the heart of Toronto teaching an existential integrative approach to psychotherapy with a focus on clinical skills.

In chasing my love of knowledge I have continued my training, taking Level 1 Sensorimotor Training through the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute, which will be complete in 2021. This has been transformational in how I work with clients, helping to connect their experiences to the body and how we hold and can release unhealthy patterns from our body. 

I began working on my certificate in Foundations of Applied Mindfulness Meditation at the University of Toronto in January 2020 and have used the teaching from there to explore how we can bring intentional awareness into our everyday lives.

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