Post Pandemic Counselling
Specialist in Chronic Pain Management
The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in many changes. A wave of mental health crises was felt across the globe. As restrictions lift, the return to a “new normal” may feel scary and paradoxically like you're not in control of things. It’s natural to feel sad, stressed, confused, scared or worried. All challenges, changes and losses are relevant, real, and can be eased.
Therapy: Melissa Cutler MSW RSW brings 20 years of superior specialized counselling services uniquely tailored to optimize personal growth and mental 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. As a social worker, counsellor and psychotherapist in Toronto, Melissa works directly with private and physician’s patients, specializing in treatment for those suffering from Persistent Post Concussion Syndrome (PPCS), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), and the effects from Stroke, Chronic Pain and Illness.
Melissa uses an integrated therapeutic approach including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT therapy), 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:
As Toronto’s preeminent therapist and social worker, Melissa Cutler provides specialized psychotherapy and 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 twenty 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. Actively involved in research and educational initiatives examining the life adjustment for survivors of concussion and brain injury, Melissa is recognized as Toronto’s concussion psychotherapy specialist, with deep focus on Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and stroke therapies.
Melissa holds Masters Degrees in both Psychology (MA) and Social Work (MSW) 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.