If we can share our story with someone who responds with empathy & understanding, shame can’t survive.
~ Brené Brown

All Bodies Are Welcome Here!

Regardless of your shape, size, race, religion or spiritual practices, gender, sexual identity, family structure, sexual practices or relationship structure,  I welcome and celebrate all of you here!

"Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all the darkness."
~ Desmond Tutu

I realize that no two people are the same, and I tailor my therapy to meet your specific needs as an individual. I love helping people understand the things that are holding them back with an in-depth approach. After recognizing underlying problems, clients can fully realize their strengths and adjust certain behaviours and thoughts to see things in a different, healthier way.

My practice specializes in treating anxiety, depression, addictions, and other mental health challenges, lack of intimacy and/or relationship struggles, unresolved trauma, sexuality and gender exploration and/or transition. If you are feeling lost and struggling with these worries, I’m confident that we can work together to help you rediscover what brings happiness to your life. Through therapy, there is always a way to address the issues you face and learn coping strategies to help you both right now and in the future.

Through therapy, we can get you on track to leading a more fulfilling, peaceful life by equipping you with the tools you need to more efficiently and confidently manage life’s challenges.

It is never too late to change and start living the life you’ve always wanted.

If you’re interested in becoming a more authentic, fulfilled you, I’d love to work with you every step of the way. Please contact me today!

I would like to respectfully acknowledge that the land I work, live and play on is within the ancestral, traditional and unceded territory of the K’omoks Nation.

About Melanie Devine, RSW, RCC

My name is Mel.  I have been working in the helping profession since the age of 19.  Personal life experiences I had as a child/teen put me on this path, and I have never looked back.  Walking beside you on your journey is nothing short of an honour for me.   Over the last two decades I have worked with folks living with HIV/AIDS, women who have experienced sexual trauma,  the street community, the queer community, youth and families as well as youth involved in the criminal justice system and people living with mental health challenges.  I hold a Bachelor of Social Work, and a Master of Counselling degree in addition to several other specialty training, such as DBT, Satir Family Therapy, Internal Family Systems and specialized training in the area of anxiety as well as training in Gender Affirming Care and Hormone Readiness Assessment Training.  I am currently studying at the Institute for the Study of Somatic Sex Education.  I have done internships on the Indigenous Child and Youth Mental Health Team, Capital Mental Health and AIDS Vancouver Island at the Needle Exchange.