Melanie Gemeinhardt, M.Ed., R.C.C.

As a clinical counsellor, I am dedicated to providing a professional, confidential, and respectful environment for exploring and resolving personal concerns and difficulties. I provide both short-term and long-term therapy to adult individuals (age 16 years and older). On occasion I provide couple and family counselling as an adjunct to individual sessions. I provide therapy for a broad variety of concerns and aspirations with a specialization in treating the effects of childhood trauma and abuse.


Life is a succession of moments.

To live each one is to succeed.

    Corita Kent





Issues addressed in therapy may include:

  • Depression and Sadness
  • Anxiety and Panic
  • Loss and Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Interpersonal Difficulties
  • Relationship Conflict
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Stress/Burnout
  • Anger
  • Addictive Behaviours
  • Self Harm
  • Suicidality
  • Suicide Bereavement
  • Abuse and Neglect
  • Critical Incident Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • School, Work or Career Concerns
  • Self Discovery and Personal Growth

The Guest House


This being human is a guest house.

Every morning a new arrival.

A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.

Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they are a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still, treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.

The dark thought, the shame, the malice.
meet them at the door laughing and invite them in.

Be grateful for whatever comes.
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.


Jelaluddin Rumi