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Melissa Lafreniere


Melissa Lafreniere, is a registered psychotherapist with 20 years of experience working with adolescents and their families. She has practiced psychotherapy in a variety of clinical settings including community- based treatment, youth justice and crisis intervention services in the Eastern Ontario region. Melissa believes in the importance of a healthy mind and body connection and returned to school in 2015 to become a Registered Holistic Nutritionist so that she may support her clients in achieving overall wellness from a holistic perspective.

In addition to supporting her clients in managing issues related to mood, behaviour and trauma, Melissa has recently expanded her scope of practice to include addictions and eating related issues. She believes that there is no such thing as a” broken person” and that everyone possesses the ability to overcome tremendous obstacles with support. Simply, “it is not what is wrong with you, but what has happened to you”, that is the problem. Her skills include but are not limited to brief therapies such as Narrative Therapy, Solution Focussed and REBT.

Professional Memberships:

College or Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario

Ontario Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists

The Canadian Association of Natural Nutritional Practitioners