Melyssa Wood

Registered Counselling Therapist (she/her)

Currently at capacity and unable to accept new clients

For nearly a decade I worked as a manager in the corporate business world. Even though I was very good at what I did, I realized that my passion lay in helping people overcome the challenges they face.

Through my education in psychology, learning about self-care, and receiving support from friends and colleagues, I had a light bulb moment where I realized I was thoroughly burned out. I took it as an opportunity to prioritize my wellness. In my own therapy, I gained the tools to combat burnout and made the leap to completely change my career path. As I believe that wellness requires a focus on both our mental and physical selves, I also worked through some enduring injuries to rediscover my joy for running and strength training. This journey to wellness has only further impassioned me to help others achieve their own sense of wellbeing.

As a Counselling Therapist, I work with adults and older teens, including individuals and couples, who feel overwhelmed with stress or anxiety, are lacking motivation, and perhaps even feel stuck and are not sure where to turn for support. Many of my clients have experienced anxiety, depression or issues in their relationships.

I have specialized training in sex therapy and work with individuals and couples to resolve sexual problems that may be getting in the way of their wellbeing. I work hard to create an affirming atmosphere to support my many trans and gender non-conforming clients. I stand beside the LGBTQ2S+ community as a dogged ally.

I work collaboratively with my clients to help them identify the issues and areas that are keeping them stuck. Considering your unique needs and goals, we will create a plan to help you recover feelings of wellbeing and wholeness, and feel more fulfilled in your life.

I have a master’s degree in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University, and I am a Registered Counselling Therapist (RCT) with the Nova Scotia College of Counselling Therapists (NSCCT). I have completed the Intensive Sex Therapy Training Program through the University of Guelph, and I am pursuing registration with the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counsellor, and Therapists (AASECT).

Unfortunately, I am currently at capacity and unable to accept any new clients. Consider checking out our other Counselling Therapists, and Interns to see if they may be a good fit for you!

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