Therapy that
actually works.

You've done the talk therapy. You know why you get triggered.

It all makes logical sense, doesn’t it? You get it. But no amount of cognitive understanding seems to change how you feel when you’re faced with ‘that thing’ that sets you off. You still feel the same old way, do the same old thing in reaction, and feel the same old shame about it. Knowing why you do it and not being able to stop it almost makes it worse!

Yoga, Powell River BC

Somatic therapy changes your habitual reactions in a way that talk therapy often can't.

Unfortunately you can’t always think your way out of those sticky emotional reactions and old painful traumas that seem to hang around like flies. That’s because they’re rooted inside a part of your brain that simply isn’t logical. Somatic therapy finds its way past the logical brain and works with the body to get to the core of these old patterns. My clients often say this was the missing puzzle piece after they’d hit a wall in traditional therapy.

Hi. I'm Melissa.

When everything else had failed, I found immense relief in my own patterns of high stress and anxiety thanks to somatic therapy. Now I’m passionate about stewarding my clients through the same transformative process. I love providing a respectful, non-judgmental space for you to show up as you are and explore a deeper level that’s required for lasting change.

My ultimate goal is to see you move through the ups and downs of life with more ease, get relief from painful patterns, and feel safe in yourself, the world, and your relationships. I‘m here to help you live the life you know can be true – where laughter, ease, and connection is effortlessly available. I can’t wait to meet you.

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"I cancelled all my other therapists"

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"I cancelled all my other therapists"

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Here's how we can work together:

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We’ll be a good match if you’re willing to try something new, are open minded, and committed to personal growth. We won’t be a good match if…

I live in Qathet (Powell River), BC, Canada, but my sessions happen over Zoom so you can live anywhere in the world. If you do live in Qathet, we may be able to arrange in person sessions.