Melanie Devine, MC, RSW, RCC

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My name is Mel (she/her).  I have been working in the helping profession since the age of 19.  Personal life experiences I had as a child/teen led me to this path. 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 significant mental health challenges.  I hold a Bachelor of Social Work, and a Master of Counselling degree in addition to several other specialty trainings, such as DBT, Satir Family Therapy, Internal Family Systems.  I specialize in sex therapy and gender affirming care. 

In my work, I draw on several different therapeutic modalities to support our work together with evidence-based practices that produce results.  I truly believe that one of the most important ingredients in a therapeutic relationship is having a space where you feel you can bring all parts of yourself; that the unspoken can be spoken in my office.  A core belief that I hold is that you are the expert in your life, and we will work together to help you tune into your inner guidance to make the changes you desire in your life.  I believe strongly in holistic care, and take a mind, body and spirit approach in my practice.

When I am not at work, I can be found spending time with my two children and partner of 15 years and our sweet dog, Skippy. Some of my favourite places to be are out in my garden growing food and flowers, at the local farmers market, dancing or doing yoga, creating something in my kitchen, playing somewhere out in nature or reading a book.

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Courtenay BC