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Melanie Katz

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

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Melanie (Mel) is a registered social worker who works with children, adults, and families. Mel helps 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.

Mel helps families to identify issues that contribute to conflict. She provides tools to express thoughts and emotions in a productive manner. Mel helps families and children to manage difficult, stressful, or emotional life events, such as separation or divorce. 

Mel’s background as an Ontario Certified Teacher and Crisis Responder Coach at Kids Help Phone helps her to empower kids and teens. She can support kids and teens to channel their internal strengths, resilience, and resourcefulness. 

Mel will motivate you to develop a brighter vision for the future, and support you to learn the skills you need to achieve it.  Mel believes that strong feelings like anxiety shouldn’t keep you from living the life you want and deserve. Mel tailors her approach to you and your needs. She’ll meet you where you’re at, actively collaborate with you, and empower you to move at a pace that suits your needs.

Right for you if:

You want to strengthen your relationships, feel more connected, and learn how to set boundaries with others.
You are motivated to better understand your emotions, thoughts, and behaviours to lead a happier life.
You are navigating tough family dynamics and want to develop strategies that promote positive change.
You experience anxiety and want to learn new strategies to calm your brain.

More about

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)

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Certificate–Level 1 (SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health–In Progress)

Ontario College of Social Service Workers and Social Service Workers

Ontario Association of Social Workers

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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?
When everything feels dark, it can be hard for to see the best in yourself. I’m keeping record of everything that makes you incredible. You are strong and capable. No storm can wash that away. I’m not afraid of the dark, and I’ll be here to light your way until your own flame burns bright again. You are loved.

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