Teens | Personality Disorders | ADHD | Trauma | Substance Abuse
Melissa has been working with adolescents and young adults for the past 20 years in a variety of different settings. She brings a strengths based and solution focused approach to understanding and overcoming barriers experienced by individuals. Melissa emphasizes emotional and mental wellness strategies as well as setting specific and achievable therapeutic goals with people. Her extensive work in adolescent mental health has centred around counselling with youth and young adults experiencing mood and anxiety disorders, personality issues, trauma, ADHD, high risk behaviours, substance abuse and suicidal thinking. Melissa works with parents and families to strengthen family relationships and communication. She has a wealth of experience working together with youth, young adults and families from a client-centred and harm reduction philosophy. Her background in health care, justice and community based organizations has contributed to her knowledge around available resources and supports.