CONCUSSION, BRAIN INJURY & STROKE RECOVERY
Specialist in Chronic Pain Management
Stress is at a global high.
Anxiety, fear, depression, and uncertainty is on the rise. Our “new normal” means a lost sense of connection, routine, and certainty about the future.
COVID-19 pandemic related challenges, changes and losses are relevant, real, and can be eased.
Therapy: Melissa Cutler brings 20 years of superior specialized counselling services uniquely tailored to optimize personal growth and health for people struggling to cope with the emotions, life disruption and post-traumatic stress when faced with major life events, acute or chronic illness and conditions.
Melissa uses an integrated therapeutic approach including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Family of Origin, and trauma informed models to draw on your present day and early life experiences. Therapeutic goals are jointly created within specialized areas including:
• Anxiety Management
• Relief from Depression
• Managing life after the Pandemic
• Coping with Grief and Loss
• Processing Post-Traumatic Stress
• Managing Relationship Challenges
• Regulating emotions
• Rebuilding thought and emotional control
• Recovery from Concussion, Brain injury, Stroke
• Chronic pain management
• Anger management
Melissa Cutler is one of Canada’s preeminent therapists providing specialized counselling to help bridge the psychological, emotional, behavioural and social aspects of medically related traumatic events, injury, and illness alongside medical and physical care. She helps people adjust and align their thoughts and emotions with their presenting challenges as they adjust to new realities.
Trained and licensed as a clinical social worker, Melissa’s career spans 20 years of combined clinical and research experience across hospital, community, and public sector settings. In addition to a primary clinical practice, Melissa is a group facilitator, educator, and field instructor. She is also actively involved in research and educational initiatives examining the life adjustment for young adult survivors of concussion and brain injury.
Melissa holds Masters Degrees in both Psychology and Social Work from the University of Toronto, of which she was a recipient of an Excellence in Field Education Award by the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work. She holds advanced training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), trauma focused counselling, and chronic pain management.