Hi, I’m Melinda.

I am a Registered Psychotherapist (RP) and a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC). My approach to therapy is both holistic and practical. I aim to work with you in an authentic and relatable way. I do this by listening to your concerns wholeheartedly and by addressing the issues most important to you. My practice is client-centered and strength-based which means I work with you to build on your existing strengths and skills. 

My practice has a special focus on rehabilitation.  I have specific training in chronic pain and chronic stress management to support people going through challenging health events and those recovering from illness or injury. I also specialize working with anxiety, panic and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and have experience with stressrelationship issues and challenging life transitions. 

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My psychotherapy practice is informed by
empirically supported treatments:

  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT),
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT),
  • Compassion Focused Therapy
  • Neuroscience-Informed approaches


  • Master’s in Education in Counselling Psychology (MEd)
  • Master’s in Public Health and Health Promotion (MPH)
  • Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO)
  • Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC)
  • Professional Member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA)
  • Trained facilitator in Mindfulness-Based Interventions through the NeuroNova Center for Mindful Solutions


 Abaton Integrative Medicine
235 Randall Street
Oakville, ON



What is Psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy is talk-based therapy intended to help people improve and maintain their mental health and well-being. Registered Psychotherapists (RPs) are authorized to perform the controlled act of psychotherapy.
Psychotherapy occurs when the RP and a consenting client enter into a psychotherapeutic relationship, where they work together to bring forth positive change in the client’s thinking, feeling, behaviour and social functioning. Individuals usually seek psychotherapy when they have thoughts, feelings, moods and behaviours that are adversely affecting their day-to-day lives, relationships and their ability to enjoy life.
For more information, please visit the
College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario‘s website.

In our work together,
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Mindfulness can support healing from the stresses, challenges, and traumas of life.

Having the ability to bring mindful awareness to our experiences amidst life’s uncertainties can create great comfort and build resilience.

Therapy and counselling with a focus on mindfulness is available through Melinda’s psychotherapy practice.

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