Registered Social Worker, MSW Clinical Specialization, Reiki Practitioner, Crystal Healing
Melissa is dedicated to inspiring, supporting and empowering individuals to live in authentic alignment with their higher self through the integrative connection of body – mind – spirit. She values the importance of building relationships and connection with people. Melissa has been in the field of Addiction and Mental Health for over 20 years. She is a Registered Social Worker with a Master of Social
Work degree with a Clinical Specialization. She has special interests in sport psychology, life transitions, substance use, spirituality, youth/young adults and chronic diseases. As much as she appreciates the benefits of mainstream talk therapy and counselling, she has always felt like there was something missing. After experiencing Reiki herself, and then after taking Reiki Level 1 and 2, she wanted to integrate energy healing work with counselling. Melissa believes that our bodies have the ability to heal themselves and Reiki is an amazing instrument to create the environment to do so. It helps reduce stress, bring balance to the body and promote healing and she feels like this would be the perfect
addition to a counselling session. Melissa wants to create an atmosphere that facilitates people’s own natural growth and healing. She wants individuals to be able to sit in the seat of their soul and experience the journey of life in the most meaningful and true way for themselves.
Melissa offers therapeutic counselling sessions, Reiki treatment or a combination of both. In a
counselling session with Melissa, you can expect a humanistic approach recognizing the uniqueness of every individual. Melissa has the belief that everyone has an innate capacity to grow emotionally and psychologically towards the goal of self-actualization and personal fulfillment. Her work helps those who aim for self-acceptance of both light and shadow aspects of their characters and personalities. She supports individuals explore their own thoughts and feelings and encourages them to identify their own solutions to their challenges through empathy, warmth and genuineness. She encourages individuals to concentrate and focus on how they feel in the present moment, which is the essence of mindfulness, an approach that Melissa has a special interest in. In a Reiki session with Melissa, you can expect to feel a sense of relaxation and peace. The desire is for the mind to feel calm and for the physical body to feel relaxed while the energetic blocks are released from the body. The use of crystals can amplify the experience and are an option for those that are interested. Crystal vibrations can move fresh energy into the body and help purify, balance and realign our energetic frequencies in the body, mind and spirit. Melissa is happy to offer a hybrid of counselling and Reiki. After spending some time in conversation to vocally release any personal challenges or obstacles, Reiki is used to help the body release energy blocks that may be contributing to an individual’s overall health and wellness.