Michelle Suzanne Scott is a local counsellor (under supervision/consultation) in the Durham Region helping people with:
- Mental Health Wellness & Emotional Wellbeing
- Grief & Loss
- Past Trauma
- Life Transitions
- End of Life Care and Support for Families.
Michelle is a Registered Social Service Worker with the College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers and also has a Communications Diploma as well as a Certificate in Thanatology from Centennial College. Michelle’s is trained as a Thanadoula, having completed the Contemplative End of Life Care program at Toronto’s Institute of Traditional Medicine. She is an active member of Bereavement Ontario Network (BON).
COMMUNITY TRAINING & INVOLVEMENT:
Michelle has volunteered locally with Durham Hospice and COPE Mental Health. She has received training from and volunteered with:
Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute Inc. (Continuing education)
Dr. M. Katherine Shear, Understanding Complicated Grief, (CE Cert.)
Dr. Alan Wolfelt, Companioning the Mourner, (CE Certificate)
Institute of Traditional Medicine, Contemplative End of Life Care Certification
Traumatology Institute, Toronto, Early Intervention Field Traumatology Certification
Advanced End of Life, Palliative Care Certification
CMHA, ASIST Certificate, Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
Alzheimer’s Society – U-First Certification (based on P.I.E.C.E.S. framework)
Victim’s Crisis and Referral Service (Durham Regional Police)
Durham District School Board (Rainbows program)
Michelle is committed to companioning those on their healing journeys, promoting acts of kindness, and most importantly making up silly songs for her young grandchildren. Living mindfully and with intention are important considerations for her life.
With my own upbringing and personal losses, I have learned to embrace resiliency, hope, resourcefulness and adaptability. With my training, experience and understanding, I hope to encourage others while being sensitive and mindful of their life circumstances, losses and successes. For people at the end of their lives or the bereaved, my wish is to facilitate mourning and memories.