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Melissa has her Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy through Trinity Western University, and considers it a privilege to work with clients as they discover their own resources and resilience in the context of a collaborative therapeutic relationship. Therapy can sometimes be an intimidating notion, filled with questions about what to expect, however Melissa seeks to provide a space of safety and understanding as she works with individuals, couples, families and children towards their goals for growth and change. The goal is to work as holistically as possible, integrating the emotional, mental, spiritual, physiological and neurological components of our beings to have a more congruent experience in relationship to ourselves and others. Melissa is systemic-minded, and attachment focused, incorporating elements of Emotion Focused Therapy, Satir Transformational Systemic Therapy, and Cognitive-Behavioral therapy, depending on the client's needs. In addition, Melissa is a certified EMDR therapist that specializes in helping those heal from trauma. Melissa integrates her faith and spirituality into her therapy, while being respectful of where her client’s perspective and level of comfort of lay where spiritual integration in counselling is concerned.
As part of her self-care, Melissa’s new passions is cooking up new recipes and finding time to host get-together's with friends and family as she strongly values community and reaching out to others. In her spare time, she enjoys a nice relaxing time in the hot tub and getting outside to enjoy God's creation.
As a Pastor for 15+ years, David brings his experience, passion and education in a holistic and honest approach that meets people where they need it most. He is a Master Therapeutic Counsellor (MTC) with the ACCT and has a Master’s Degree in Leadership from Trinity Western University. David works within a wide range of areas such as couple and family relationships, parenting and marital struggles, porn and sexual addiction, spirituality, personal growth, stress, grief & loss, career related concerns, as well as works with individuals and families affected by special needs and behavioural challenges. David implements real life with the reality of Jesus involvement in it. He is passionate about God’s involvement and care for every detail of our lives while engaging deeply in the reality of how God created us. His genuine approach with clients offers a safe and caring space in which distressing concerns are explored. David is strongly committed to join each person on their journey towards achieving desired and preferred outcomes, while respecting where each person is at on a spiritual level.
As part of his self-care he loves spending time with his wife and children, and being a Grandpa is a new passion that he looks forward to enjoying a little more each day. Dave also loves his hot tub, working out, reading and snorkelling (when he can go).
David is a Master Therapeutic Counsellor (MTC) certified through the Association of Cooperative Counselling Therapists (ACCT) of Canada
Melissa is a Marriage and Family Therapist (MAMFT) and is in process to be a Certified Clinical Counsellor (CCC) with Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA). Melissa is also a certified EMDR Therapist with EMDRIA