Renée M. Michaud

BSc | DKATI | PCAT | RP Qualifying (She/Her)

Hello, I'm Renée.

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Renée M. Michaud, BSc, DKATI, PCAT, RP Qualifying

Renée M. Michaud (she/her) is a Métis-Algonquin Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), Professional Canadian Art Therapist, Multidisciplinary Artist, and the founder of Sage Bay Art Therapy & Counselling ( and has joined the North Bay Counselling Services team. Renée studied Biology and Communication at the University of Ottawa (2009) before supporting youth, their families, and educators with students’ transition to postsecondary for 10 years. She then became an Associate Certified Coach with the International Coaching Federation in 2020 and has been helping children, youth, and adults with personal and professional development ever since. She is a graduate of the masters-level diploma program in Art Therapy from the Kutenai Art Therapy Institute located in Nelson, BC. Et oui, elle parle français! When she is not learning about the human experience, she enjoys outdoor movement, writing poetry and songs, travelling, laughing with loved ones, and engaging in shananigans.

Renée believes that we can make meaning and find purpose in both joy and pain. Art, reflection, discussion, and actions help us to do so to move forward in our lives with inspired intentions. She brings great compassion, deep presence, creative thinking, and humour to her clients. Her approach is person-centered, trauma-informed, culturally competent, and integrates many therapeutic modalities.

Her most recent favourite inspirational quote is “What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.” – Richard Bach, Author of Illusions. She looks forward to hearing your story. Sage Bay Art Therapy & Counselling