Melding the conventional with the alternative in a unique solutions-focused approach

Focus Hypnosis is where the conventional meets the alternative in a unique solutions-focused approach.

With the goal of taking you from a place of imbalance to a place of strength, confidence, and health, I founded Focus Hypnosis to provide you with effective solutions in psychotherapy and hypnotherapy.

At Focus Hypnosis, I practice goal oriented therapy tailored to your personality and specific needs. I help you quickly and effectively move away from unhealthy patterns, negative thoughts and maladaptive behaviours, towards a positive, action-oriented future.

About Me

Using a unique approach, I meld my expertise in Adlerian therapy and cognitive behavioural therapy with hypnosis and EMDR to help you reach your goals.

During a nearly twenty-year career that has included working as a Clinical Supervisor, Clinician, Community Mental Health Counsellor, Crisis-specialist, and In-patient GeroPsych Therapist, I have found success tackling a broad spectrum of complicated issues for a large array of clients. I have two years of extensive experience using clinical hypnotherapy on a daily basis through my practise in a hypnosis clinic. These experiences have given me great insight into the amazing resilience of people suffering with mental illness or dealing with a crisis, addiction or a difficult life situation.

Additionally, my clinical background has allowed me to develop a strong aptitude for rapidly assessing key psychological indicators, a skill that directly contributes to my ability to help you achieve profound, lasting results.

In recent years I have found that while “talk-therapy” is effective, introducing hypnosis and EMDR into my practice has allowed my clients to reach their goals in far fewer sessions. I am continually inspired by the wide variety of situations that hypnosis can address, and am passionate about assisting people on their journey by providing them with the best therapeutic experience possible.

I earned my Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology from the Adler School of Professional Psychology, am certified in EMDR, and have trained in clinical hypnosis through the Canadian Society of Clinical Hypnosis. I feed my insatiable desire to continually improve my therapeutic skills through ongoing client-centered research and professional training.

“I seem to be going through some pretty deep and wonderful changes… There seems to be some sort of reclaiming myself… I have never had these kinds of results before throughout my 30 years in therapy. Thank you so much Michelle.” – Mark

“Michelle is tireless in helping you make improvements and changes. She is a true healer. ” – M.M.

“The difference I feel from the first session to now is almost immeasurable. I’d go so far as to say its one of the best things I’ve done in my life and I couldn’t have wished for a better therapist than yourself.” – Gareth

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others

Marianne Williamson

Be brave enough to live creatively. You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. You can only get there by hard work, by risking and by not quite knowing what you are doing. What you will discover will be wonderful: Yourself

Alan Alda

Keep your thoughts positive, because your thoughts become your words, Keep your words positive, because your words become your behaviours, Keep your behaviour positive, because your behaviours become your habits, Keep your habits positive, because your habits become your values, Keep your values positive, because your values become your destiny


The mind is its own place, and in itself Can make a heaven of Hell, a hell of Heaven.

John Milton, Paradise Lost

You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.

Marcus Aurelius

Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.

Napoleon Hill