Melissa is a Registered Psychologist with a Masters of Counselling.
Melissa believes that engaging in a collaborative, therapeutic process can help people live happier, healthier, more productive lives. Melissa utilizes a client-centered, holistic approach that can include elements of Solution Focused Therapy, Family Systems, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Emotion Focused Therapy.
Melissa has extensive experience working with children, youth, and families in both educational and mental health environments.
Melissa has specialized experience providing family therapy services and working with family units to manage problems more effectively and improve coping and communication skills. Additionally, she is passionate about Perinatal Mental Health and is certified to work with pregnant and new mothers.
Melissa has training in:
Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART)(for trauma)
Gottman Method (for couples)
Melissa focuses on building a warm, supportive environment that allows clients to identify and disrupt unhelpful thought and behavior patterns, replacing them with more positive patterns to promote health and wellness. Melissa excels at working with children and collaborates with their support networks to encourage new ways of framing and dealing with difficulties or challenges.