Melanie Brakel
RP (Qualifying), DTATI (Cand.)
Sliding Scale
Standard Rate
Currently Practicing
Melanie Brakel
RP (Qualifying), DTATI (Cand.)


We are not meant to journey this life alone. Finding a safe and supportive space where you can share your story, your struggles, and your triumphs can be both healing and empowering. My goal is to create a warm and compassionate space where your story is honoured, and your knowledge and expertise is valued.

I believe in each individual’s capacity for resilience, growth and healing. In therapy, we can work together towards strategies for growth and change while honouring your unique story, strengths and knowledge.

The foundation of my approach to therapy is informed by art therapy, a form of therapy that combines psychotherapy with the creative process. In addition to art therapy, my work is supported by the use of tools and techniques found in other modalities, including mindfulness, DBT and CBT.

If you have any questions about therapy or my specific approach to therapy, please feel to reach out by e-mail!

Community Focus:
BIPOC, Children, Disability, Elders/Seniors, LGBTQ+, Men, Neurodivergent, Non-Binary, Sex Work Positive, Spiritual, Teens, Women
Anger, Anxiety, Bipolar, Body Image, Borderline, Break-Ups, Burnout/Stress, Chronic Illness, Depression, Eating Issues, Grief/Loss, Relationships, Self Esteem, Self Harm, Suicidality, Trauma
Anti-Oppressive, Art Therapy, CBT, DBT, Existential, Mindfulness, Narrative, Solution Focused, Strengths Based, Trauma Informed
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