Melissa Di Fonzo, MSW RSW
HELPING PEOPLE OVERCOME THEIR LIFE CHALLENGES.
Melissa has a passion for helping people achieve true and lasting changes in their lives and considers it a privilege when her clients allow her to walk alongside them on their personal journey towards health and happiness. She has helped many individuals struggling with a variety of mental health challenges including anxiety, depression, stress, anger management, trauma, grief/loss, addictions, self-esteem, eating disorders, and body image issues.
Melissa brings her compassionate, collaborative, and non-judgmental approach into her work to help her clients empower themselves to take action. Her rich personal journey has included highs and lows of life and believes this adds to her ability to understand and help others.
Melissa’s holistic approach to practice draws on her training in psychodynamic psychotherapy, dialectical behavioural therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, narrative therapy, mindfulness, and solution-focused therapy to help individuals gain awareness of the connections between their mind, body, and spirit, so they can gain a deeper understanding of themselves and work towards greater self-awareness, self-esteem, and self-acceptance.
Read Melissa's recent article, 5 Ways We Develop Negative Self-Talk About Our Bodies —And How to Stop Them, and check out her workshop, How to Overcome Emotional Eating!
- Master of Social Work (MSW), Laurier University, Kitchener, Ontario
- Honours Bachelor of Social Work (HBSW), Lakehead University, Orillia, Ontario Honours
- Bachelor of Science (HBSc.), University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
Brief & Narrative Therapy, Windz Institute
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy: Beyond the Basics , OISE UofT
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Foundations, OISE UofT
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Fundamentals Program, OISE UofT
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), Free Your Emotions
Reiki Practitioner Level 1 & 2
Certified Laughter Yoga Instructor
- Anger management
- Self-Esteem/body image
- Eating disorders
Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Services Workers, Ontario Association of Social Work, Registered Social Worker (RSW)