Michelle completed her undergraduate degree at McMaster University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. After more than a decade providing hospital bedside care for post-surgical patients, Michelle decided to transition to a career in life coaching. She then went on to complete her Life Coach Diploma and Wellness Counsellor Diploma at Rhodes Wellness College. Michelle now works part-time at Rhodes Wellness College as a teaching assistant in the Life Coaching program.
As a Registered Nurse, Michelle has completed specialized trainings in various areas of health care and nursing. Her unique qualifications as a nurse and life coach allow her to provide health support and information during coaching sessions. Utilizing these combined skills, she is able to help people navigate their lives and find balance while coping with chronic or terminal illness, chronic pain, recent diagnoses, or other health-related concerns.
Michelle believes that everyone is worthy of love and support, and that every individual has the capacity to grow and change.
In her spare time, Michelle enjoys cooking, curling, reading, travelling, walking her dogs, playing disc golf, live music, and spending time with family and friends.
Demill's educational background combines two of her greatest passions: art and psychology. She completed her undergraduate degree at the Emily Carr University of Art and Design, where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts. She completed her graduate studies at Adler University, where she earned a Master of Counselling Psychology: Art Therapy degree. She is a Certified Canadian Counsellor (CCC), a Professional Member of the British Columbia Art Therapy Association (BCATA), and an Eating Disorder Intuitive Therapy (EDIT)™ Certified Counsellor (Level III). Additionally, she has completed several other specialized trainings in topics such as acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), Adlerian art therapy, working with Indigenous populations, and helping trauma survivors recover from self-destructive cycles of behaviour.
She holds an optimistic view of the counselling process, and she believes that everyone is capable of change.
In her spare time, Demill enjoys practicing yoga, baking, travelling, reading, making art, playing squash and tennis, walking her dogs, live music, and swimming.
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