Office of the Professions Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) New York State
Melissa is a registered psychotherapist (RP) with over 7 years of experience working with individuals and couples who are experiencing life transitions and/or symptoms of depression, anxiety, trauma, stress and addictions. In therapeutic delivery, Melissa uses a variety of evidence-based approaches, including but not limited to cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT),dialectic behavioural therapy (DBT) skills training, motivational interviewing, compassion-focused therapy, trauma informed care and mindfulness therapeutic techniques in her practice to deliver personalized care. Melissa is actively pursuing couples therapy training at The Gottman Institute to further enhance her knowledge and understanding in this area.
Melissa successfully completed a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Medialle College in Buffalo, New York and holds a license to practice in both New York State as well as Ontario. Prior to that, she completed a bachelor degree in Psychology at Brock University.
Before joining Brookside Psychologists, Melissa worked at Endeavor Health Services in Buffalo New York in the co-occurring clinic where she worked with individuals with mental health and addictions. Melissa has also worked at the Family Counselling Centre at FACS Niagara where she was the Clinical Services Manager. Melissa currently holds clinical positions at the Sherry Campbell Group as well as Dalton Associates.