About Melissa

I have always loved the field of psychology and completed my Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology at the University of Alberta several year ago. I later completed my Master of Arts Degree in Counselling Psychology through Yorkville University and was delighted that my passion for the work only intensified with the completion of my studies. I loved working with individuals, but I recognized that many of my clients were struggling in their relationships and I wanted to be able to help them with that.

I was passionate about finding real solutions for my clients. Along my way, I found Sue Johnson’s Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and I fell in love with the model. It became clear that becoming an EFT therapist was my next goal. I was enrolled in post-graduate EFT training even before my graduation was finalized.

To date I have taken training in Emotionally Focused Therapy to work effectively with couples, intermediate and advanced training to work with families, and specialized training to work with individuals who have experienced trauma. I continue to advance my skills with the model through further training, active supervision, and consultation.

I truly love my work; it has made a tremendous difference in my life, and I take real joy in helping clients experience success in their relationships through EFT. Emotionally Focused Therapy can transform the life of the individual, couple, family, and the generations of families that come after them. I understand how hopeless it can feel when life gets off track and I have the tools to help you find your way again.

“In a group of studies Mikulincer showed that when we feel safely connected to others we understand ourselves better and like ourselves more.

– Sue Johnson

Education & Credentials:

  • License: RCC # 18455
  • License State: British Columbia
  • License: CCC # 07339
  • Licensing State: Canada
  • Practicing Since: 2021
  • Education:
    • Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University
    • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Alberta
    • Post graduate training in Emotionally Focused Individual, Couples, and Family Therapy