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Marlise strives to be reliable, caring, and respectful. She is highly-trained, dedicated, compassionate, and experienced.
Marlise Meilan, MA, RCC, CCC, RP has a masters degree in psychology and is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. She is also a Canadian Certified Counsellor with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association, and she has been a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors since 2008.
In the past, Marlise has been a visual artist, family advocate, crisis worker, program administrator, yoga therapist, and meditation instructor. She is committed to providing caring, nonjudgmental support and operates from an orientation that integrates cognitive, somatic-emotional, imaginal, and interpersonal approaches. Most of Marlise's training has been in body-mind and mindfulness-based therapies including Hakomi and Contemplative (Buddhist) Psychotherapy, but she loves to learn, so she's also studied sex therapy, expressive arts therapies, crisis and disaster mental health, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Somatic Experiencing, yoga psychotherapy, couples therapy, and interdisciplinary eating disorders treatment, amongst other topics and methods.
Personally, she loves traveling, creating expressive art, practicing yoga, hiking, and exploring contemporary art, design, music, food, literature, and film. Marlise knows therapy helps-- having received over 20 years of it, herself! She is biracial, and an LGBT ally.