Ring the bells that can still ring. Forget your perfect offering. There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in. - Leonard Cohen
Ring the bells that can still ring. Forget your perfect offering. There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in.
Melissa is not accepting new clients at this time. Please feel free to take a look at other available counsellors. You can see the complete list here.
Though sometimes difficult, reaching out for support is a powerful first step toward empowerment, resilience, and growth. I am happy you are here. I am passionate about the powerful relationships that are built in the therapeutic space. As a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association, I am privileged to work with children, youth, adults, and families, helping to cultivate intrapersonal insight and positive interpersonal experiences.
Grounded in humanism, I believe that people naturally want to be well, do well in life, and realize their full potential. Using an integrative and flexible approach, therapy is an opportunity for collaboration and unique goal development. By curiously walking alongside people as they move through their current experiences and towards something different, I help to highlight new perspectives, meanings, and possibilities.
I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Master’s in Counselling (Applied Psychology). I have spent my career supporting the unique needs of children and families while fostering growth in early education in the school setting. More recently, I have worked with adults across the lifespan, most notably with university students. I am honoured to work in a clinical environment continuing to support individuals through counselling.
Using empirically informed and client-centred approaches that consider our broader social context, I work with clients in ways in which they are most comfortable. My work draws largely from post-modern, relational approaches and integrates additional therapeutic techniques where fitting.
Therapies currently informing my work include: