Michelle Pyne, MSW, RSW

Preferred Name: Michelle

About Me

Be brave. Dare greatly. Rise strong”. ― Brené Brown. I acknowledge my presence as a Canadian settler, and I strive to act intentionally in the spirit of truth and reconciliation. I am privileged and honored to reside on Treaty 4, the traditional territories of the Anihšinābēk, Nêhiyawak, Oceti Sakowin/Assiniboine Nations, and the homeland of the Métis Nation of Canada. Michelle practices EMDR as a complete psychotherapeutic modality. She is informed by an integrative mind-body approach, rooted in a Polyvagal-informed theoretical framework. Maintaining the integrity of EMDR, Michelle blends elements of the neurobiology of trauma, Guided Imagery, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Attachment-Based, Somatic, & Ego State Therapies. Michelle has 31 years of experience working in the public sector providing support to individuals impacted by historical, intergenerational, and complex trauma. She has supported first responder groups that provide direct service to others. She has both lived experience and witnessed the sacrifices of family members engaged as active-duty personnel. As a therapist, Michelle specializes in support to individuals who have experienced adverse life events, single-incident or complex trauma. She supports public safety personnel/first responders who have been diagnosed with PTSD or who are experiencing occupational stress injuries. Her lengthy experience working within the public sector informs her intention to support this specialty area of practice. Using a trauma-focused and anti-oppressive approach, Michelle seeks to blend evidence-based, mind-body approaches to calm and prepare the nervous system, target and reprocess maladaptive memories, and create space and opportunities for transformative healing.

Education & Experience

Education: Master of Social Work, Bachelor of Social Work, Bachelor of Arts (Sociology/Human Justice)

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

SASW Registration #0636

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Addictions
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Depression
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Somatic Issues
  • Stress Management
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • First Responders
  • Veterans/Military


  • English