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Michael S. Ellis is a registered psychotherapist with the Quebec Order of Psychologists, and also holds the credential of Certified Canadian Counsellor with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association.  A general practitioner with over twenty-five (25) years of clinical experience, his specializations include cognitive behavioral therapy techniques for the treatment of persons living with depression and/or anxiety, DBT (dialectical behavior therapy) for the treatment of persons living with borderline personality disorder, relationship counselling, affirmative counselling for members of the LGBT community, stress management, and integrating spirituality into life's challenges.

Michael has conducted numerous workshops on various mental health topics for both public and private audiences, has consulted with both national and regional businesses to provide stress management services in the workplace, and has been interviewed on both radio and in print media on topics of psychological importance.  He has been a guest lecturer at the School of Medicine and is a regular guest lecturer at the Graduate School of Psychology, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


BA, Methodist University
M.Div, Duke University
MA - Psychology, Northcentral University
CAGS (Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study) - Health  Psychology/Behavioral Medicine, Northcentral University


Licensed Psychotherapist (permit # 60716-14) Quebec Order of Psychologists (OPQ)
Certified Canadian Counsellor (certification # 5448)
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (license # C001135) USA

Professional Memberships

Canadian Psychological Association
Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association
Quebec Counselling Association
American Psychological Association
American Counseling Association
Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling
Association for Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Issues in Counseling

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