About Melika

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Hey, I'm Melika (she/her)

Navigating through the ups and downs of life can be difficult for you to endure alone. It is a challenge to find a balance between your work, home, and personal life. Rumination about the past, and worries about the future are constantly on your mind. You encounter inner conflict, and conflict between yourself and the world. Conflicts put pressure on your relationships with individuals in your life. Strained relationships are overwhelming as they affect how you think and feel. Determining how to overcome your stressors and concerns in the present moment requires attentive care. You want a safe space to feel heard in a sincere way. You want to be valued and respected for your individuality by a person who genuinely cares. You want to gain awareness of your abilities and strengths. You want to deal with your current worries, unsettling thoughts and feelings, and strive toward realistic goals at your own pace. This is your time, and you are not alone in this journey toward positive change. I am here with you.

Benefits of Working with Me

1. I continuously adhere to the development, strengthening, and maintenance of therapeutic relationships that are both positive and collaborative between clients and I

2. I have experience in working with individuals, such as children, youth, and adults, with various intellectual and developmental disabilities

3. I identify as a BIPOC individual, and I am comfortable to work with diverse populations and cultures through an anti-oppressive lens

4. I facilitate non-judgemental and accepting professional relationships in a safe space, especially with years of experience as a Distress Line Mentor and Responder

5. I practice with ethical integrity, and take a holistic approach to help you strive toward your therapeutic goals

Credentials

I completed a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at York University where I was recognized as a Member of the Dean’s Honour Roll. I am currently in the process of completing my Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology (MACP) at Yorkville University. I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). Also, I am a Student Member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA). I was awarded a Certificate of Completion for the standard Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) by the Mental Health Commission of Canada. I am currently volunteering as a Distress Line Mentor and Responder.

Populations

  • Pre-teens (10+)
  • Teens 
  • Families
  • Couples
  • Children

Modalities

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Attachment Based
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Emotion-focused Therapy (EFT)
  • Mindfulness
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Trauma Informed

Areas of Focus

  • Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationships
  • Cultural Challenges
  • Self-Esteem
  • Grief 
  • Stress

Benefits of Online Booking & Virtual Sessions

  1. Book anywhere, anytime.
  2. Get instant confirmation of your appointment
  3. No back and forth emails or voicemails
  4. Complete all paperwork online, no scanning and emailing required
  5. Attend therapy from the comfort of your own home with maximum comfort and privacy
  6. No need to arrange transportation or commute
  7. All you need is an internet connection and a quiet, comfortable space

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Melika Montazery

Student Therapist