Melissa Taylor, MSW, RSW
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 processing therapy; mindfulness, EMDR; sensorimotor psychotherapy level 1; 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:
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- Shame and Guilt
- Post Traumatic Slave
- Syndrome All forms of Trauma
- Caribbean family & structural systems
- Anti-Black Racism-Anti-Racism & AOP
I am available at the Healing Collective: Saturday 10am-4pm.
I offer free 20 minute phone consultations. I charge $150 per 50 minute session, and I also provide limited sliding scale for clients who may not have insurance and cannot afford full fee therapy.
E: email@example.com P:647-667-3710