Dr. Michelle Patterson

Registered Psychologist (R. Psych) #1677

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About Michelle

I am a Clinical Psychologist with 20 years experience working with adolescents and adults (including parents and couples). I have worked in hospital and university settings, as well as in private practice. I also have experience working with First Responders and fellow therapists/counsellors.

Before moving to the Fraser Valley, I had a private practice for 10 years in Vancouver and at the North Shore Stress & Anxiety Clinic. I have also been an Adjunct Professor and Researcher at Simon Fraser Univeristy since 2006.

Overall, my approach is warm, compassionate and direct. My work is heavily influenced by developmental psychology and attachment theory. I am trained in several evidence-based approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), and EMDR. I will work with you to develop a treatment plan to suit your needs.

I work with adolescents, adults & couples dealing with the following challenges:

  • Difficult life transitions
  • Anxiety (incl. worry, panic attacks, phobias, obsessions & compulsions)
  • Depression
  • Grief/loss
  • Trauma (early childhood/current)
  • Relationship problems
  • Parenting challenges (adjusting to parenthood, child behaviour)
  • Identity issues (shame, self-esteem)
  • Professional stressors (eg., First Responders, Nurses, Therapists, Teachers)

  • Practice Information
    Experienced helping people with:
    • Anxiety
    • Depression
    • Family Issues
    • Grief and Loss
    • Insecurity
    • Life Transitions
    • Perfectionism
    • Post Partum Depression
    • Procrastination
    • Relationship Issues
    • Self Esteem Issues
    • Sexual Abuse Related Issues
    • Stress Management
    • Teenage and Young Adult Issues
    • Trauma Issues
    I use the following approaches:
    • Attachment-Based Psychotherapy
    • Behavior Therapy
    • Body Centred Psychotherapy
    • Client-Centered Psychotherapy
    • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
    • Couples Counselling
    • Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) for Couples
    • Eye Movement Desensitization And Reprocessing (EMDR)
    • Mindfulness
    For members of the Queer community:
    • I Welcome Queer Identity Clients

    Michelle has been in practice for 17 years.

  • Location Information
    Practice Locations
    7327 Horne St. Mission, BC V2V 3Y5
    • Bus Service
    • Free Parking
    • Wheelchair Accessible

    Services offered in English only.

  • Availability & Rates
    Sunday12:30pm - 5:00pm
    Monday8:30am - 5:00pm
    Friday4:00pm - 5:00pm
    Client Rates
    Couples Therapy$170 / 60min
    Individual Therapy$170 / 60min
    Sliding ScaleYes
    Student RateYes
    Low Income Rate AvailableYes

    Note: If seeking reimbursement from an insurance provider, please check coverage amounts and details with them.

    Payment Options
    • Cash
    • Cheque
    • Visa
    • Mastercard
    • e-Transfer