Michelle Labine is both the Exoficio for Couch of Hope's Board of Directors and Couch of Hope's Founder.
Michelle is a registered counselling therapist, businesswoman and entrepreneur.
She strives to contribute to her clients and Nova Scotians in a way that supports them on their journey of becoming the most fulfilled versions of themselves, to create healthier and more satisfying relationships. After opening her own private practice in 2020, she began responding to the needs of those in Nova Scotia. Therapy is not accessible and it is for those in a position of financial privilege. She began to build a team of counselling interns to offer the needed space to obtain one's master's degree in counselling psychology and serve those in Nova Scotia who can not access counselling services.
"Michelle is full of compassion, knowledge, and insight. She offers all of this and more to not only her clients but also her interns that she supervises and their clients. She cares deeply for Couch of Hope and is intrinsically connected to the mission to provide free mental health counselling to all Nova Scotians. She is constantly exploring new avenues for growth and ways for Couch of Hope to reach those who have not been reached." - Annonymous Past Intern