About Me

Melanie Wuytenburg

Master of Social Work, Registered Social Worker

Welcome. I am a Registered Social Worker, who strives to work collaboratively with individuals and families to help resume resiliency and agency within your life. 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 seek to provide an empathic, non-judgemental & collaborative space to explore your goals and develop alternative strategies that encourage and promote positive outcomes.

In my practice I work from a trauma, attachment & nervous-system informed perspective with a therapeutic approach that is relational, strength-based, embodied, and anti-oppressive. I believe in accompanying individuals as they work to restore a sense of safety, strength, and self-worth. I use the following modalities to guide my therapeutic interventions: Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Internal Family Systems (IFS) informed, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (SP), Attachment informed, Trauma-informed, and Mindfulness.

I completed my Masters of Social Work (MSW) in 2014 from King’s University College through Western University. Prior to becoming a Counsellor, I had experience working with adults experiencing pervasive mental health issues within the hospital system and supporting adolescents and children within the mental health system. For several years, I worked within the child welfare system supporting children, youth, and respective caregivers. Throughout my practice in child welfare, I approached my work through an anti-oppressive, anti-racist, anti-colonial lens and am committed to the journey of unlearning/learning required to be an ally to BIPOC and 2SLGBTQIA communities.

I am a Registered Social Worker (RSW) in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW) and a member of the Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW).

Professional Development Trainings

  • Internal Family Systems (IFS) Online Circle: Foundations of the IFS Model 
  • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy for Trauma Themes – Level 1
  • Adult Attachment in Clinical Practice
  • Children’s Grief and Bereavement Certificate

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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