Melissa Maidment is a Registered Social Worker with extensive experience providing counselling in the areas of mental health, specializing in Grief and Loss, Perinatal moods and anxiety disorders, Infertility, Couples, PTSD and Trauma. Melissa has worked extensively within Indigenous communities, supporting individuals and families on their journey to wellness.

She has spent many years working within a community based setting, providing therapy to those who have involvement with the Child welfare system, and with those who have experienced perinatal loss.

She is client and community focused and values the importance of unpacking with the clients, their emotional, physical, mental and Spiritual domains, assisting the client to gain further insight of their life’s paths. She believes strongly that individuals, couples and families have the skills and abilities within them to transition through challenging times, when provided a safe and supportive space.

Melissa works alongside her clients assisting them to unpack their experiences, and emotions, and  working towards restoring their harmony and balance. She appreciates that everyone’s journey is unique and values the importance of walking together to find one’s path to overall wellness.

Qualifications: Melissa has her Bachelor degree in Social Work and training in Interpersonal Therapy, Dialectical behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness therapy. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and incorporates Traditional Indigenous approaches and Medicines in assisting clients in restoring balance in one’s life.

Melissa facilitates Passages, a 7-week grief support group for those who have experienced loss of a baby and an Indigenous After Baby Group for new moms experiencing mood changes.

Languages: English

Availability:

  • Melissa can see individuals, groups, couples and families
  • Online Phone/Video Counselling by Appointment (Mondays through Thursdays).

“I believe that you are the expert in your life, that only you can truly understand the paths you have walked, and that sometimes one’s journey can be challenging, but know you don’t need to walk alone”.