Michelle Song, M.Ed, M.Phil
I am accepting new clients for virtual and in person sessions!
Who I Am
I am a Korean-Canadian, queer, neurodivergent, cis woman from a middle-class immigrant family. While I am currently areligious, I value spiritual exploration and seeking meaning beyond ourselves. My social locators inform my experiences and internalized biases, and I strive to continuously learn from intersectional liberation work that centers and affirms queer and marginalized experiences. I am sex positive, kink and polyamory informed, and enthusiastically affirming of queer and gender diverse identities.
Outside of therapy, I enjoy dancing, painting, fashion, making music — really anything creative. I will also go out of my way for good food and concerts.
What I Do
I believe therapy is most transformative when you feel safe and empowered enough in our therapeutic relationship to be vulnerable. I incorporate Internal Family Systems and Emotion Focused Therapy with attachment-based and feminist frameworks. This means that I believe people are innately built for connection with others and I hope to invite you with empathy, honesty, and compassion as we connect you with your authentic self and support systems. I also bring in mindfulness techniques and believe that attuning to your mind-body connection is integral to healing and meeting yourself through all your phases. In session, you can expect me to gently challenge, laugh, and curse with you, allowing us to show up as humans first.
I support people who are experiencing depression, anxiety, relational issues, and identity struggles. I am invested in supporting clients with navigating their multifaceted and intersectional identities, including gender, sexuality, race, and relationship structures. I welcome AAPI, Black and Indigenous folks, and immigrants who face intergenerational cultural barriers. When we experience trauma, we often protect ourselves in remarkable ways that help us survive deep pain and stress, but these methods may no longer be serving us well. These protective functions, narratives, and behaviors may show up in your relationships—including the one with yourself—and there is also hope and opportunity for pleasure, curiosity, and healing. Together we can work towards self-compassion, resilience, and change that feels right for you.
I work with
Sexuality & Gender Exploration
Racial & Cultural identity
Polyamory & Non Monogamy
Depression & Anxiety
*Reduced fee spots available*
Master of Philosophy in Education, Professional Counseling, University of Pennsylvania
Master of Science in Education, Counseling & Mental Health Services, University of Pennsylvania
Bachelor of Arts, English Literature, University of British Columbia