About me

Melissa Taylor, MSW, RSW

Pronouns she/her

“Our feelings are our most genuine paths to knowledge.”  – Audre Lorde

About Me

I am a creative person, and art influences my professional work. I have completed my bachelor and master of social work from Ryerson University, and I am registered with Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. I have over 15 years’ experience providing counselling services to individuals and families in a variety of settings. I feel privileged that people have allowed me to witness their lives in the midst of suffering and transformation;  it’s a daily reminder of the courage which lives within all of us.



I use various counselling approaches, depending on the person’s needs. I am trained in the following modalities: cognitive behavioral therapy; mindfulness, narrative therapy; solution-focused; harm reduction; and anti-oppressive practices. My style is collaborate and creative, bringing the whole person (body, mind, and spirit) at the centre of any modality.

I specialize in:

  • Workplace Stress
  • Stress Management
  • Shame and Guilt
  • Feeling Stuck
  • Anger Management
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome
  • Trauma
  • Anti-Racism & AOP
  • Trans Health Assessments
  • Ontario Disability Support Program Applications


I am available at the Healing Collective: Saturday 10am-5pm.

I offer free 20 minute phone consultations. I charge $130 per 50 minute session, and I also do a sliding scale for clients who may not have insurance and cannot afford full fee therapy. 

E: ancestralpsychotherapy@gmail.com


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    Name:Melissa Taylor

    Speciality:Therapy for Adults

    Degree:Masters of Social Work