Melissa believes in the healing power of families.  Therapists see youth once a week at most, while families and caregivers are there 24/7.  Emotion-Focused Family Therapy trains parents and caregivers to become emotional and behaviour coaches for their loved ones.  Parents can learn these skills and take on these roles regardless of their child's level of motivation or involvement in formal treatment.

Melissa will support you in learning:

1) Recovery coaching: assisting loved ones - regardless of age - in the interruption of symptoms and maladaptive behaviours (anxiety, depression, eating disorders, behavioural problems, etc)

2) Emotion coaching: supporting loved ones to process and manage stress, emotions and emotional pain.

3) Relationship repair: healing possible wounds from the child or family's past in order to help loved ones to let go and move forward.

4) Caregiver support: working through and resolving the fears and obstacles that surface within the caregiver during this challenging and novel journey.


Melissa Kelly

RSW, MCFT #09411


Melissa Kelly brings over 20 years of experience to her practice. She is a Registered Social Worker with the BC College of Social Workers and has a Masters of Couples and Family Therapy, from the University of New South Wales, Australia.

Melissa brings compassion and expertise to those experiencing mental health issues both personally and in their families. She believes in seeing the individual as part of their family and support networks.

Melissa has worked in both community and inpatient mental health before starting private practice. Melissa has been in private practice now for 6 years (Previous Melissa Simmons Counselling), and is excited with this new adventure of opening Counselling with a View.

Melissa Kelly, Counselling with a View

1815 Sunshine Coast Hwy,
Roberts Creek, BC
V0N 2W6


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