Insight Psychological Therapists - Michelle Johnston

Michelle Johnston
Michelle Johnston, Registered Provisional Psychologist, MACP, (She/Her)

Dedicated to helping individuals overcome their challenges and achieve their personal goals. With empathy and expertise, I offer a safe and supportive space where you can explore your thoughts and emotions, develop coping skills, and cultivate lasting change.

More About Michelle Johnston

Hello there! As a registered provisional psychologist, I specialize in working with both youth and adults to help them overcome life’s challenges and achieve emotional wellness. I believe in a collaborative approach to therapy and work closely with my clients to develop practical strategies that work for them.

I use a range of evidence-based therapeutic approaches, including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Solution-Focused Therapy, and mindfulness techniques, to help my clients achieve their goals. As a trained practitioner of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), I can also help individuals who have experienced trauma or struggle with unresolved past experiences.

My passion lies in working with young people as they navigate the complexities of adolescence and early adulthood. From self-esteem to identity, stress to relationships, and other challenges like anxiety, depression, or ADHD, I’m here to provide a safe and non-judgmental space where we can work together to develop practical solutions and build resilience.

My approach to therapy is compassionate, supportive, and empowering. I believe that therapy should be a collaborative process, where my clients play an active role in developing their treatment plans. Together, we’ll work towards achieving your goals and enhancing your emotional well-being.

If you’re feeling stuck or overwhelmed, don’t hesitate to reach out and schedule a session. Whether we meet in-person or virtually, I’m here to help and look forward to being a part of your journey towards healing and growth.

A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS:

What quick advice do you have for people who are really struggling?

Remember you are not alone and support is available. Prioritize taking care of yourself and reaching out to people you trust, such as friends, family, or professionals. Everyone’s journey is different, and it’s okay to take things at your own pace.

What has been the most satisfying part of being a psychologist?

As a psychologist, the most rewarding part for me has been witnessing the positive changes and growth in my clients as they navigate through their challenges, gain insight, and develop coping skills. It’s truly fulfilling to be a part of their journey towards healing and resilience.

Qualifications

Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology

Bachelor of Arts (Major: Psychology, Minor: Public Administration)

Affiliations

College of Alberta Psychologists

Psychologist’s Association of Alberta

Certifications

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Training Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) – Certified Tier 1 Training

EMDR (Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Training

Feedback Informed Treatment (FIT) Certification

Gottman Method Couples Therapy – Level 1

Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) Certification

Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

Languages

  • English

My areas of focus:

Anxiety & Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Self-Esteem Issues
Developmental Disorders
  • FASD
Mental Health Disorders
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Adults
Other Areas
  • Stress Management
Thrive (Child & Youth)
  • Adolescent & Teen Issues
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Children
  • Child & Youth Anxiety
  • Child & Youth Depression
  • Child & Youth Self Esteem Issues
  • Child & Youth Stress and Trauma
Trauma Care
  • Trauma

I have experience in:

  • Adoption Issues
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Behavioural Issues
  • Compassion Fatigue
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Family Caregiver Stress
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Grief and Loss
  • LGBTQ2S+ Issues
  • Learning Disorders
  • Life Transitions and Adjustment Issues
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Marriage and Relationship Concerns
  • Parenting Issues & Support
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self-Harming
  • Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Suicidal Thoughts

My treatment approaches:

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
  • Gottman Couples Therapy
  • Mindfulness Therapy
  • Person Centered Therapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy

Assessment services:

  • ADHD Assessments
  • Assessments for Learning Disorders
  • Career/Occupational Assessments
  • Intellectually Advanced Assessment
  • Psychoeducational Assessment