About Me

Melanie Wuytenburg

Master of Social Work, Registered Social Worker

I have a Masters in Social Work from King’s University College through Western University and over thirteen years of experience in working adult and children’s mental health, and child welfare.  Throughout my practice in child welfare I have been an active member on various committees, including the training, anti-oppressive and FNMI committee, which has contributed to my balanced approach when working with families.

I am rooted in Attachment and Family Systems Theory, and have a trauma-informed lens.  I utilize Mindfulness Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, as well as Brief Solutions Therapy with children, youth and families.  My clinical experience includes supporting challenging parent-child/teen relationships, behaviour challenges, adoption preparation and/or breakdown, grief and loss, attachment, trauma, life transitions and stressors, self-esteem, anger management, as well as anxiety and depression.

My primary focus is forming a trusting relationship with you, the client, and assisting you in uncovering your innate strength and enhancing your resiliency.  I recognize that asking for help can be difficult at time so I am dedicated to creating a safe, supportive and comfortable therapeutic environment. I seek to provide an empathic, non-judgemental & collaborative space to explore your goals and develop alternative strategies that encourage and promote positive outcomes.  I look forward to working together.

Additional Training

  • PAIL (Pregnancy & Infant Loss) Network Compassionate Care Workshop
  • Adult Attachment
  • Foundations in Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Practice
  • Children’s Grief and Bereavement
  • Clinical Traumatologist

License & Registration

  • Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers
Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers

Professional Memberships

  • Ontario Association of Social Workers
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