Melanie

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Melanie is here to support you with relationships, boundaries, and personal development.

Melanie helps young adults nurture healthy relationships in their lives. She can help you strengthen your communication, conflict resolution, and boundary setting skills. She’ll support you to navigate complex family dynamics, romantic partnerships, friendships, co-workers, and other relationships. Her goal is to help you develop relationships built on trust, safety, joy, and respect.

Melanie understands the challenges of ADHD. She can help you break down overwhelming tasks so they’re easier to accomplish. Melanie can also help you learn new skills and navigate feelings like overwhelm, lack of motivation, and difficulty concentrating. 

Melanie’s background in domestic violence work and crisis intervention helps her understand how trauma can affect patterns of behaviour. She worked at Kids Help Phone, where she empowered kids, teens, and young adults in crisis to channel their internal strengths, resilience, and resourcefulness.  She brings a strength-based approach to her practice. She’ll motivate you to develop a brighter vision for the future, and support you to learn the skills you need to achieve it. 

Melanie tailors her approach to you and your needs. She believes that strong feelings like anxiety shouldn’t keep you from living the life you want and deserve. She’ll meet you where you’re at, actively collaborate with you, and empower you to move at a pace that suits your needs.

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Melanie

Master of Social Work (Specialization in Children and Families), University of Toronto (2022)

Concurrent Education (Bachelor of Arts & Bachelor of Education), Queen’s University (2020)

Acceptance & Commitment Therapy Training–Level 2 (Association for Psychological Therapies)

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (LivingWorks)

safeTalk (LivingWorks)

Trauma Counselling for Mental Health Professionals Certificate–Level 1 (SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health)

Ontario College of Social Service Workers and Social Service Workers

Ontario Association of Social Workers

Q&A

What does good mental health look like to you?
The ability to feel, express and manage tough emotions. The ability to form and maintain happy and healthy relationships with other people.
What is a motto or idea that gives you reassurance when you’re having a difficult time?
You yourself as much as anybody else in the universe, deserve your love and affection.
What would you say to a friend struggling with a mental health issue?
Being acquainted with yourself is a price well worth paying for the love that will really address your needs - Daphne Rose Kingma

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