Melissa

Di Fonzo

MSW RSW
She/Her
PRACTICE FULL
ON LEAVE

Melissa is here to support you with anxiety, eating disorders, self-esteem, and mindful eating.

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.

Right for you if:

You're looking for a therapist that's deeply compassionate.
You're looking for an expert in trauma work, inner child healing and integration.
You're looking for someone to be direct and honest.
You are looking support with self-esteem and self-worth.

More about

Melissa

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)

Reiki Practitioner

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

Q&A

What does good mental health look like to you?
It is the ability to feel and express both positive and negative emotions.
What do you do to take care of your own mental health?
Take time each day to sit in silence and connect to my feelings
What would you say to a friend struggling with a mental health issue?
Youre not alone.

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