Melinda Cunningham BSW, RSW

Counsellor

In clinical practice I recognize the importance of interpersonal connections to optimize personal health and well-being; therefore I strive to create a therapeutic alliance based on safety and trust. I use a trauma-informed approach in therapy and recognize how past experiences shape us. I utilize a reflective therapeutic practice to build understanding of symptoms and behaviours to improve self-compassion and promote long lasting change.

I have experience working with the following:

  • PTSD

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Bipolar disorder

  • Suicidal ideation

  • Relationship issues

  • Life stressors

I approach each counseling relationship with respect and utilize a blend of several therapeutic modalities such as, but not limited to, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Narrative Therapy and strength based approaches. I am also trained in Accelerated Resolution Therapy which is a trauma-informed approach that has been proven to produce quick relief for management of various mental health symptoms.

I am an approved counsellor with Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) and Victim Services.