Do you remember who you were before the world told you who you should be?
My name is Melissa Gauthier and I'm a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). I am a wife, mom and bonus mom to 6 beautiful children who has a real soft spot for animals and believe they can have a huge impact on our health and wellness.
I have been working in the field of Addictions and Mental health for 20 years with a primary focus on working with individuals experiencing a variety of issues such as addiction, substance use, trauma, ADD/ADHD, family of origin and the impact of addiction on the family unit. I also have extensive experience working with individuals struggling with alcohol use disorder, substance dependence, opioid addiction and opioid replacement therapy.
In recent years my work has focused on supporting individuals struggling with developmental trauma, PTSD and First Responders and the impact that has on our mental health, addiction and overall wellness.
This includes exploring and rebuilding a stronger sense of self, learning new coping strategies to heal from trauma and addiction and creating an overall sense of wellness. I believe that supporting empowerment gives individuals an opportunity to trust in themselves, to see that they can stop the chaos and regain control in their lives, creating an opportunity to explore their own needs and wants.
A day started with the outdoors, setting my intentions for the day and moving my body is the start of my perfect day. A cozy blanket with a tea outside with my dogs taking in the sounds of the natural world. A mid-day picnic, exploring adventure with no timelines - making memories with my family. Find me curled up with a book in the late afternoon before catching up with our kids and bonding over open, hilarious conversations at the campfire with s'mores.
Surely we cannot live our perfect day, everyday, but how lovely is it to look back and reach for our joyful moments to get us through difficult waters. Your healing will look different everyday and this is ok. We are here to support you on your next chapter.
Not currently accepting new clients. To be placed on a waitlist - please contact directly. For actionable help now please view our resource section. This is not a crisis service. If you are in active crisis please contact your local crisis line or view our home page for crisis contact numbers.