• Vaughan Relationship Centre: Counselling to Empower.

Melissa Luongo, M.S.W., R.S.W

Melissa is a caring and compassionate therapist who believes that no one should have to suffer through the difficulties and challenges of life alone. Melissa developed a passion for helping others early in her career working with special needs children and from there her desire grew.

Melissa works with her clients to help them recognize their strengths in order to reach their goals and move forward in a positive way. She draws from her experience working with crisis and trauma to ensure that the counselling process is comfortable. While working in a collaboration with clients is important to her, she also believes in challenging clients to learn and grow. Melissa feels that solutions needs to be practical so clients can cope in everyday life. Additionally, being a firm believer that sessions work does not end in the therapy room, she provides clients with things to think of and process between sessions, so that every additional session is as effective and beneficial as possible.

Education:
Masters in Social Work

Professional Associations and Designations:
Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW)

Melissa enjoys working with:

  • Addictions
  • Pre and Post maternal health, such as Postpartum Depression and Anxiety
  • Supporting mothers in creating attachment bonds
  • Working with families, especially families where a child has a mental health diagnosis.
  • Trauma – such as sexual assault, those have witnessed a traumatic event such as homicide or suicide, and domestic abuse.
  • Grief

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We are a fee for service agency and while some clients pay out of pocket for their session, most utilize their extended benefits to pay for a session. Please check your insurance and confirm if you have coverage for a registered social worker, psychotherapist or marriage, and family therapist. Please indicate to us about your coverage, so we connect you with a therapist who can provide you with coverage. Please note that we cannot provide coverage under registered psychologist.