Thank you for taking the time to visit my website. It’s  important you know something about my professional background and  credentials.I am a registered social worker and member of good  standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service  Workers. This is the governing body, which ensures that your rights are  protected when you enter into a counselling/therapeutic relationship.


  • Master of Social Work, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
  • Bachelor of Social Work, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC
  • Bachelor of Arts, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario

Work Experience:

  • Twenty-five years of direct client counselling/case management experience
  • Grief and loss
  • Bereavement; Acute, Complicated, Prolonged/
  • Adjustment to injury and illness
  • Return to work after an injury or illness
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Self-Esteem

Therapeutic Approach:

  • Primarily utilize a psychodynamic therapeutic  approach: focus is on the interrelation between the conscious and  unconscious forces which shape our decisions and behavior and how our  past can influence our present
  • Also use solution focused, strengths-based, narrative approach, cognitive behavior and mindfulness techniques

Other training:

  • Trauma, Memory, and the Restoration of One's Self - Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.
  • Neurobiological Legacy of Trauma - Dr. Janina Fisher, Ph.D.
  • Death and Grief Certificate - Dr. Aland Wolfelt, Ph.D.
  • C.B.T.: Mind over Mood - Dr. Christine Padesky, Ph.D.
  • Emotional Focused Therapy - Dr. Antonio Pascual-Leone, Ph.D.
  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) Workshop Facilitator - Living Works, Calgary, Alberta
  • Advanced Community Crisis Response Training - National Organization of Victim Assistance (NOVA)
  • Traumatic Incident Stress Reduction - Applied Metapsychology International
  • Advanced Social Work with Older Adults - Ontario College of Social Workers
  • Cybercounselling Certificate - Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto and TherapyOnLine

Professional Memberships:

  • Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers
  • Ontario Association of Social Workers
  • Canadian Association of Social Workers
  • National Association of Social Workers  (US)
  • Bereavement Ontario Network
  • Association of Traumatic Stress Specialist (A.T.S.S.)
  • Australian Centre For Grief and Bereavement


Contact Us

Send Christine a message:

Christine MacMillan Counselling and Consulting

3310 Dougall Avenue, Windsor, Ontario N9E 1S8, Canada

(519) 969-5841



By Appointment