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, RSW
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
Melanie's Brief Therapy Training:
- Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Certificate (University of Toronto)
- Clinical Hypnosis for Clients and Groups Certificate (University of Toronto)
- Mike Mandel Hypnosis Academy (MMHA), Certified Hypnotist
- Brief Narrative Therapy Certificates from Windz Institute & Narrative Therapy Centre
- Emotional Freedom Techniques, Professional Skills 1 (ACEP)
Coming Soon: Solution-Focused Life Coaching
Changing the way you show up in your life!