Melissa helps millennial women navigate feelings of low self-esteem so they can challenge limiting beliefs and stop people pleasing. Melissa's goal is to have you feeling empowered to lead confidently, and comfortable enough to set healthy boundaries to experience more meaningful relationships. In working with Melissa, you will open the door of opportunity to live life as your most expansive, authentic self.
Melissa emphasizes building a safe space for you to share and experience all of who you are; from your pain and sorrow all the way to your joy and laughter. Her approach speaks to her versatility, so while she can be spontaneous and creative, she also brings a calm, centred and slow nature to sessions. She is committed to remaining open and curious about where you lead, ultimately believing you are the expert on your journey. She encourages open and honest communication to build and strengthen our therapeutic relationship.
Outside of session, you can find Melissa cuddling or playing with her dog Billie. She enjoys reading, listening to podcasts, and watching reality T.V. One of her favourite activities is taking walks by the water with an Americano in hand. Melissa loves to travel and often has some far-off destination in her mind, much like coming to therapy, she thinks travel teaches you a lot about yourself.
Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Studies, Toronto Metropolitan University (2012), Five Year Training Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy, The Gestalt Institute of Toronto (2022)
A Gestalt Approach to Eating Disorders with Margherita Spagnuolo Lobb (The Gestalt Institute of Toronto)
Grief and Loss: Only Living Can Witness the Passing of Death with Carmen Vasquez Bandin (The Gestalt Institute of Toronto)