Melanie Guillmette, BA, MACP, RP
With over 10 years of experience in mental health I have learned that helping others is a passion and goal of mine. I have had the opportunities to work with individuals of all ages ranging from childhood to adults. I have extensive experience dealing with individuals who have suffered from traumatic experiences, depression, anxiety, abuse, mood disorders, couples therapy and many more. These experiences have enriched my knowledge and appreciation of the diversity and resiliency we have in our community. I believe in providing a welcoming and supporting environment for all my clients. Discretion, respect, support and undivided attention are key features to all my therapy sessions. My goal is to help you reach yours, together we can make positive changes; whether it be inches or miles is up to you.
Melanie incorporates many different modalities in her practice while working with clients:
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
Solution Focused Therapy
Each of these modalities have their strengths and depending on the client’s needs will be incorporated accordingly.
Individual therapy involves one-on-one sessions with the therapist and the individual. Issues can include, but are not limited to, areas such as stress, anxiety, depression, identity, self-esteem/confidence, shame, guilt, past experiences, and trauma. The aim of individual therapy is to establish your goals and work towards those by exploring the factors that may be impacting and contributing to the issues. Therapy is done in a confidential and safe environment, free of any judgment where you can feel safe to delve into your thoughts and feelings.
Couples therapy is meant for couples (married or unmarried) that are experiencing challenge or distress within their intimate relationship. Couples can be of any age and at any stage in their relationship to engage in a therapeutic process. The aim of couples counselling is to allow each partner to feel heard and understood as well as to explore and identify dysfunctional relational patterns and work to build new patterns. Renewing the connection between the couple and improving communication are important goals in these sessions as well.
Perinatal counselling is aimed at supporting mothers, fathers, couples, and families experiencing some form of pregnancy-related distress. This can include working with parents on issues such as dealing with infertility and miscarriage, birthing trauma, isolation, self confidence, anxiety, renewing a sense of identity as a parent, navigating career transitions, and recognizing and addressing post-partum depression and anxiety.
How will I benefit from counselling?
There can be many benefits to engaging in a counselling process. Counselling provides the opportunity for you to explore any situations, relationships, behaviours, thoughts, or feelings that may be causing difficulty in your life as well as offers support during a crisis, or a challenging, difficult time. It can also provide you the space to gain deeper awareness and insight into yourself and others and develop better ways of understanding and coping with problems or challenges. Better communication and functioning within relationships can be a benefit of the counselling process as well.
Therapy and Counselling, 50 Minutes: $130.00
Client No Show Fee: $50.00
Melanie Guillmette’s Hours:
Monday 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Thursday 12:00pm – 4:00pm