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Hi there! My name is Melissa. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in good standing in the state of Pennsylvania (License #: CW020871). I hold a Master’s of Social Work degree from the University of Toronto, where I specialized in the study of mental health. I received an Honours Bachelor of Science degree, also from the University of Toronto, where I studied neuroscience and psychology. I have had the pleasure to have worked in clinical hospital settings, community settings, private practice and clinical research for the past ten years both in Canada and the United States.
I believe that every individual I have the opportunity to meet carries with them a collection of unique experiences, thoughts, beliefs, values and goals. As a therapist, but first and foremost, as a human being, it is my promise to you, that I will walk with you through the difficult and joyous chapters of your life and through therapy, will help you re-establish the goals that you envision for yourself.
I am a firm believer in the connection between the mind and the body. When I am not working with clients in a psychotherapy setting, you may find me teaching fitness classes, as this is one of the things that I do to take care of my body and mind.
One of my greatest joys in my everyday life is to help clients make sense of their experiences through helping clients gain deeper insight and understanding into their experiences. I use a variety of different therapeutic approaches including, but not limited to: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (skills), Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy and Exposure and Response Prevention.
As an experienced therapist with close to ten years of experience, I promise to provide you with the highest quality service that is tailored to your specific needs. No two clients are the same