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MELANIE

FORTIN

MA Counselling Psychology

Registered Psychotherapist

Co-founder

Hello All! 

 

My Story:

Since I was a child, I have been drawn to the uniqueness of individuals, their strengths, their struggles, and their stories. I was diagnosed with a chronic illness, which threatened my ability to achieve my goals. Not long after my diagnosis, a member of my family was murdered. These two events during my adolescence have shaped who I have become. At the time, my parents found a therapist for me. The first therapist I saw was not the right fit for me and I did not feel understood. The second therapist was the perfect fit for me! She listened to my story and my struggles without judgment and supported me throughout my journey. I feel very fortunate to have found the right therapist for me and I will always be grateful to my parents for their decision to find me additional support. Near the end of my undergraduate degree I realized that I wanted to become a psychotherapist. I wanted to support others the way that I had felt supported by my own therapist. 

 

My Approach:

 We all deserve to experience empathy, understanding, non-judgment, and safety in our lives. My integrative approach speaks to my philosophy that "one size does not fit all" especially within the therapeutic process. I use elements and techniques from many therapeutic models such as solution focused therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, person-centred therapy, and mindfulness. As an affirmative practice, I welcome and celebrate all that you are, and all that you have brought with you into our meeting. Together, I aim to explore what works for you, and how to best help you find what it is you are searching for. It is a privilege to join you on your journey.

My Education and Credentials:

I have a Bachelor of Arts (Specialized Honours) in Sociology from Glendon College, York University and a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University. I am currently a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). I am also a member of the Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals (OAMHP). 

I am currently at capacity and cannot accept new clients at this time. My colleagues at About Mind would be happy to help you!

To set up an appointment with me, please email me at: melanie@aboutmind.ca

Check out my Psychology Today profile here!

 

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