Michael Ellery, PhD, CPsych, Psychologist in Winnipeg
I offer dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), which is a kind of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for mood, anxiety, anger, addictions, relationships, trauma and other problems with thoughts, feelings and behaviours. I value compassion, non-judgement, collaboration, privacy, education, and informed choice in my work. I also value personal responsibility and teach people skills to help them meet the goals they bring to therapy. Prior to working in private practice, I was on faculty at the University of Manitoba, training therapists in evidence-based practices. The therapy I offer often integrates dialectical philosophy, Zen practice, and the science of learning and behaviour change.
I enjoy client-centred practice, working mainly in CBT and DBT. DBT is offered in individual and group formats. It is a collaborative, supportive, cognitive, and skills-oriented therapy. It also balances acceptance and change. DBT clients learn mindfulness skills, distress tolerance skills, emotion regulation skills, and interpersonal effectiveness skills.
I was an addictions researcher for 15 years and have more than 20 years experience in addiction and recovery. Like my approaches to other problems, the evidence-based treatments for addiction I provide include both more traditional forms (like 12 Step) and more contemporary forms (like cognitive-behavioural and mindfulness-based treatments).
Take the first step to help. Call or Email Michael Ellery now - (204) 509-7412


  • Years in Practice: 8 Years
  • School: Dalhousie University
  • Year Graduated: 2008
  • License No. and State: 402 Manitoba


  • Avg Cost (per session): $190
  • Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa

Michael Ellery's Groups

Addictive Behaviours Group

When interest and client schedules permit, a cognitive behavioural skills group for problems with addictive behaviours may be offered. Please contact Dr. Ellery for availability.

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Process Group

When interest and client schedules permit, a process group for problems with depression, anxiety, relationships, or other issues may be offered. Please contact Dr. Ellery for availability.

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"Skills Only" DBT Group

In addition to standard dialectical behaviour therapy, a "skills only" DBT group is offered to those who might benefit from DBT skills, but do not require the full, intensive therapy. New clients may join the group every seven to nine weeks. Clients learn the following sets of skills over 24 weeks: mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness. Please contact Dr. Ellery for more information.

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  • Borderline Personality
  • Addiction
  • Anxiety


  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Antisocial Personality
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Gambling
  • Grief
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Video Game Addiction

Mental Health

  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders

Client Focus


  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Clinical Consultation for Psychotherapists
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Existential
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Workshops and Talks to Professional Groups


  • Individuals
  • Group
Last Modified: 29 Dec 2016
Michael Ellery, PhD, CPsych, Psychologist in Winnipeg

Michael Ellery

Psychologist, PhD, CPsych