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Melissa Mulongoy

I am a psychotherapy intern with experience working with adults struggling with anxiety, depression, stress/burnout, food and body image issues, family or relationship issues, trauma, and ADHD. My focus is on supporting you in navigating the challenges and uncertainties of life, particularly in our present context, with more acceptance, flexibility, and resilience.

I view therapy as a shared journey designed to help you find the solutions to your problems within yourself. I believe in the importance of creating a safe, compassionate, non-judgmental, and confidential space for you to feel seen and heard. My method consists of championing your strengths and empowering you to move towards an increased sense of growth, meaning, and well-being. 

My stance as a therapist has been shaped by ten years of work with non-governmental organisations on women’s empowerment and child protection, tackling gender-based violence and human rights violations. I worked in multicultural settings in Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, and Asia, which has been crucial in shaping my views of the world and in developing a deeper understanding of what it truly means to be a human being. Outside of human rights and therapy, I am an artist and enjoy spending my time painting or creating music. These are hobbies that I find both healing and grounding.

I am completing a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University in New Brunswick (2021). I work with an integrative approach that combines systemic, humanistic, and existential techniques. This means that in order to create change in your life, we will work to understand your struggles in relation to your specific context (your family, community, and cultural background). We will emphasize the present, your strengths, your worth, and your abilities to cope. Our work will also include developing healthier and more meaningful ways of coping with challenges by learning to recognize how problems in living are maintained and by learning to make active choices regarding the life situations you are facing.

I work in English and French and I offer individual psychotherapy services to adults. However, depending on the issues that arise and your needs within sessions, partners or family members may be called upon for couple or family therapy.

I will be applying for membership with the OCCOQ (Ordre des conseillers et conseillères d’orientation du Québec), with the ultimate goal of applying to the OPQ (Ordre des psychologues du Québec) to obtain my psychotherapy licence.