Michael Hooghiem, MA, RP (Qualifying)


Locations: Guelph and Phone/Video
Disciplines: Individual Therapy, Couple Therapy, and Family Therapy
Languages: English
Top Specialties: Grief, Life Transitions, Spirituality, Relationship Issues, and Depression


  • Master of Arts: Theology, Spiritual Care & Psychotherapy, Wilfrid Laurier University
  • Honours Bachelor of Arts in Clinical Psychology, Redeemer University

License and Memberships

  • College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO): #11719
Life rarely goes according to plan, and in our most difficult times, many of us have not had the support and tools needed to navigate losses, transitions, and traumas. My role is to help you find your way through hardship, while expanding your capacity to meet challenges from a place of resilience and acceptance. Your struggles are not due to your own inadequacy; rather, I believe all behaviour makes sense on some level, when viewed from the right perspective. I work from a holistic stance that accounts for the individual, cultural, and societal factors affecting each of us uniquely, and therefore requires a personalized approach.

I offer my clients a compassionate and grounded space in which difficult experiences, emotions, and thoughts can be unpacked and better understood. Further, I seek to empower my clients with strategies and new perspectives that make use of their innate strengths and resources, that they might move forward into greater well-being, purpose, and connection.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please do not hesitate to call or email me. On our website, you can also book a session or a free 15-minute phone consultation. Even if it turns out that you and I are not the right fit, I would be happy to help you find a more suitable therapist for you.

Therapy with Michael

In our first session, we’ll talk about three things: 1) Background info (e.g., who you are, what your life is like, who’s in your life). 2) Then we’ll go in great depth about your main concerns. 3) Finally, we’ll talk about your goals for therapy: we’ll come up with a list of therapeutic goals that you’re hoping to achieve through therapy. Afterwards, we’ll work towards those goals together!