Michelle Mills - Counselling Intern at Allius Services Inc. working with children, youth, and adults

Michelle Mills


Counselling Associate, Registered Clinical Counsellor



  • Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology, Yorkville University


  • Acceptance and Commitement Therapy
  • Mindful Self-Compassion
  • The Whole Brain Child Approach
  • ACT for children and adolescents
  • Play Therapy for Children in the Context of High Conflict Divorce: Promoting Meaningful Therapy and Avoiding Pitfalls.
  • Prepare/Enrich Facilitator training
  • The Flash Technique: Basic Principles and Protocols
  • San'yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training Certificate
  • Family, Family Breakdown and the Law
  • ACT for adolescents 
  • Introduction to neuroscience and the Satir Model in the Sandtray
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy: An Evidence-Based Approach to treat PTSD-related conditions.


Michelle is a registered clinical counsellor, having worked with children, youth and families for nearly a decade. Michelle has completed training in a variety of therapeutic models such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindful Self Compassion, Neuroscience and the Satir Model in the Sand tray, Prepare/Enrich couples counselling and Cognitive Processing Therapy. Michelle brings kindness, understanding, and curiosity to her sessions. She is skilled in prompting clients to look within themselves and to ask questions that are not always easy to ask.

Michelle previously worked in the school system supporting children and families with varying complex needs. During this time, Michelle was able to lean into her passion for incorporating play, while also providing a safe space to connect. Michelle is committed to forming healthy connections with her clients so that they feel safe, heard, and seen. She care strongly about people’s self improvement and self-acceptance. This experience inspired Michelle to seek further education, completing her Masters in Counselling Psychology in August 2023.

Michelle enjoys supporting children, adolescents, adults, and couples with challenges such as anxiety, relationship issues, emotional regulation, low mood and navigating life changes. Michelle’s calm demeanor and warm presence provides a space for clients to feel understood and accepted. She prides herself on her ongoing commitment to learning and professional development and takes every opportunity to continue adding to her toolkit. Michelle works hard to learn new counselling models and to use them as helpful tools in her counselling sessions. Outside of the office, Michelle loves travelling to new places and exploring the beautiful hiking trails around Vancouver Island.