Michael Quiring has always possessed a heart for healing and considers therapy to be a mere extension of this. His natural compassion and genuineness are integral to his work. He believes that we are all fundamentally relational people.
Many of our deepest hurts come through our relationships with others, and so does our most profound healing. He seeks to bring that vital element into every session. He believes that the best therapy is done when people find themselves in a safe and supportive environment – a place where they can rediscover hope. Michael views problems holistically and believes therapy should address the whole person: physically, psychologically, emotionally, and relationally. His therapy includes teaching clients new skills and also drawing on the wealth of resources the client already possesses. Michael has a particular interest in working with men on issues that are unique challenges because of cultural realities.
Life is sometimes too hard to manage on our own. Michael desires to come alongside others and offer them encouragement, support, and even some helpful insight into where things went “sideways”. He believes in working with people at their own pace and that together they can create an effective plan to resolve what is troubling. He has had success working with a variety of issues including: anxiety, depression, relational distress, anger management, family issues, self-esteem, and grief. A particular interest of his is to help people who struggle having deep, meaningful, and healthy relationships with those around them.
Michael has his Master’s degree in Counselling and is trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) which the World Health Organization recommends to treat individuals who are suffering from trauma. The after affects of traumatic events can include vivid and intrusive memories, flashbacks, hyperarousal, and being easily startled or anxious. This can be a nuisance at least or debilitating at worst. EMDR helps to reduce distress and alleviate symptoms.
Michael Quiring is an invaluable member of the Conexus team...his passion for the work and cooperative spirit benefits his colleagues and clients alike!