Our Psychotherapists and Solution-Focused Life Coaches are Registered members of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW).  We are a team of authentic, accepting, and empathically understanding professionals committed to helping you get the most out of each and every session!  Meet our team:


Melanie Bray, MSW, RSWnoshadow
Social Worker/Psychotherapist

Clients often describe me as non-judgemental, compassionate, empathic—and a bit geeky/awkward!  Therapy sessions with me tend to have a natural conversational flow and do not feel clinical because of my unique humour, listening style, and expressive way of responding.  I honour and value people's beliefs and lived experiences.  I constantly strive to ask meaningful and thought-provoking questions that make a difference in the lives of those I work with.  

I have been practicing in the field of Addictions and Mental Health since 2005.  I specialize in anxiety, grief, trauma & substance use.  I also have a particular interest in women's issues (like self-esteem, personal identity, and life transitions).  I was a guest speaker at the SF24 global conference in 2021.  In the same year, I developed a single-session service model for a Nurse Practitioner Led Clinic in Peterborough, Ontario.  Implementing this service model increased access to the agency's social work services and eliminated a long waitlist for psychotherapy.  In my spare time, I love drawing/sketching, watercolour painting, and poured acrylics.  

"When I used to practice more traditional forms of therapy, it was very common (and pretty much expected) that clients would 'get worse before getting better'.  I am so glad I was introduced to Solution-Focused Therapy during graduate school.  Now my clients get relief and feel better in the very first session! And I am continually amazed at how quickly they get lasting results!  This is incredibly inspiring and I feel energized to provide my clients with the best possible service."


  • Master of Social Work, University of Windsor
  • Bachelor of Social Work, University of Windsor
  • Bachelor of Science (Psychology), Trent University  


Therapeutic Approaches & Training:

  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (University of Toronto)
  • Clinical Hypnosis (University of Toronto)
  • Certified Hypnotist, (Mike Mandel Hypnosis Academy/MMHA) 
  • Brief Narrative Therapy (Windz Institute & Narrative Therapy Centre)
  • Emotional Freedom Techniques (ACEP)



Coming Soon: Solution-Focused Life Coaching

Changing the way you show up in your life!