MA, M.Ed, RSW
Registered Social Worker
Melissa has been a registered social worker since 2014. She holds a Master of Arts degree in School and Applied Psychology from Western University and a Master of Education degree in Counselling from the University of Ottawa.
Melissa’s professional experience includes work with children in the school board setting and public-sector victim services work with individuals and families. Melissa uses evidence-based cognitive-behavioural and brief solution-focused approaches to counselling.
Melissa assists children to identify and build on their strengths and abilities to elevate their self-perception and confidence. However, children are part of a larger family unit and rely on their caregivers for support. Melissa emphasizes the role of relationships when working with children and emphasizes perspective-taking and collaborative problem-solving approaches to family conflict.