Welcome to Opening Doors Occupational Therapy
Why Work With Me
My name is Michele Hampton and I am a mental health occupational therapist. My work involves helping people learn new ways of doing things to help them regain and learn new skills. A diagnosis isn't needed for mental health concerns. Sometimes people simply struggle and need some support.
To understand if you need that support, ask yourself these questions:
Do I feel stuck?
Have I tried different strategies and find that they only 'kind of ' work?
Is it hard for me to do the things I want to do, need to do or have to do in my life?
Does my day-to-day life feel overwhelming?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, maybe I can help? I offer a free 30 minute consultation to see if what I offer fits for you.
Where I see people depends on their personal needs. I offer clinic based sessions, virtual sessions, meeting with people in their space as well as nature based sessions including 'walk and talk' sessions.
Opening Doors Occupational Therapy was created during a time when I felt stuck while nursing a broken foot in my backyard on a warm fall day. I sat in stillness, under my big pine tree and realized how overwhelmed and stuck I felt in my life yet I could feel how that big pine tree and its presence was essential to my wellness. It was a metaphoric 'opening doors' time for me and it empowered me to know I could use my experience and education to continue to help others.
I'm a Calgary, Alberta based, registered Occupational Therapist. I completed my Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy at McMaster University in Hamilton, ON. My Bachelor's Degree is in Community Rehabilitation and Disability Studies from the University of Calgary. In my career, I've enjoyed meeting people where they're at and working together to help them go where they want. I have advanced training in Motivational Interviewing (MI), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) and Nature Therapy.
If you're interested in my skillset, I look forward to connecting with you and discussing the possibility of working together.