Melissa is passionate about helping you make lasting changes in your life. She considers it a privilege to walk with you on your journey towards well-being. She has supported people who struggle with anxiety, depression, stress, anger management, trauma, grief/loss, addictions, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and self-esteem. She also specializes in eating disorders, body image issues, taming your inner critic, and strategies for handling stress.
Melissa brings a caring, collaborative, and non-judgmental approach to sessions. Her rich personal journey has included highs and lows, which she believes can help her identify with you and support you.
Melissa’s holistic approach to therapy draws on psychodynamic psychotherapy, dialectical behaviour therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, narrative therapy, gestalt therapy, mindfulness, and solution-focused therapy. She can help you explore the connection between your mind, body, and spirit, and support you to work towards greater self-awareness, self-esteem, and self-acceptance.
Melissa is the co-author of the book Eating Disorders: Causes, Diagnosis and Treatments.
Master of Social Work, Wilfrid Laurier University
Bachelor of Social Work (Honours), Lakehead University
Bachelor of Science (Honours), University of Toronto
Psilocybin-Assisted Psychotherapy (Braxia Scientific)
Brief & Narrative Therapy (Windz Institute)
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy: Beyond the Basics (OISE)
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Foundations (OISE)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Fundamentals (OISE)
Emotional Freedom Technique (Free Your Emotions)
Gestalt Therapy (Gestalt Institute of Toronto)
Certified Laughter Yoga Instructor (Laughter Yoga International)
Mindfulness Training (Daniel Siegel)
Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers
Ontario Association of Social Workers