My name is Michelle Keough. I am the owner and sole operator of Brave Beginnings Counselling Services. I am a Registered Social Worker with a Master of Clinical Social Work. I completed both Bachelor and Master of Social Work degrees from University of Calgary. In addition, I have completed a Bachelors of Arts degree and a Certificate in Criminology from Memorial University of Newfoundland. I grew up on the east coast in Newfoundland and moved to Calgary to pursue my education in clinical social work. Throughout my years of university my passion has been in the counselling sector of social work. I am fascinated with the human mind and our ability to overcome adversity.
I have been working in the counselling field since 2011. I have completed thousands of counselling sessions with adults, couples, adolescents ranging from various mental health issues. The majority of my experience in counselling comes from working in the non-profit field. I have extensive training in the areas of depression, anxiety and couples counselling. I have trained alongside some of the leading experts in the mental health field including Michael Yapko, Scott Miller, the Gottman Institute and the Couples Institute.
Outside of being a therapist, I am also a wife and a mother. Transitioning into these roles has taught me various life lessons. In my spare time, I focus on self-care and creating balance in my life. I truly believe in savouring the moments given in life.