Melina Baum Singer
Areas of practice
- Abuse - Emotional, Physical, Sexual
- Anxiety and/or Panic
- COVID-19 Stress, Anxiety and Depression
- Cross Cultural Issues
- Family Issues
- Grief and Loss - General
- Marriage and/or Relationship Issues
- Parenting Issues
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Postpartum Depression
- Self-Esteem Issues
- Trauma Counselling
- Body Centred Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Cross Cultural Therapy
- Family Systems
- Family Therapy
- Marriage & Couples Counselling
- Mindfulness approaches
- ONLINE / VIRTUAL / TELEHEALTH COUNSELLING
- Psychodynamic Therapy
- Telephone Counselling
- Video Counselling
Counselling practice website:melinabaumsinger.com
*Online and telephone sessions only at this time
*Free 20 minute introductory session
Located in Vancouver B.C., Melina is a registered clinical counsellor and member of the B.C. Association of Clinical Counsellors. She has a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology (MA) from Yorkville University that included a special focus on trauma, family, and cross-cultural counselling.
Melina firmly believes that the starting point for positive change is an open and curious perspective about one’s life-story. Seeking support is a courageous step towards greater wellbeing and Melina will commit to partnering with you in a safe and secure manner.
Taking a trauma-informed approach, Melina uses psychodynamic, attachment, family systems, and mindfulness evidence-based treatment models. Melina fundamentally encourages the client to get to know themselves better. Addressing the interconnection between mind, body, and brain, she may help the client explore the origins of current problems, recognize the ways the emotions created by past negative experiences are being repeated in present thoughts and actions, examine the ways various contexts, such as family, community, or culture, play a role in their wellbeing, or learn to notice the way emotions and body sensations are in-sync. All the treatment models share the goal of helping the client loosen various knots that have been preventing deep and lasting feelings of security, happiness, and peace.
trauma and PTSD
postpartum depression and anxiety
chronic pain and medical issues
gender and sexual issues
change of life circumstances
screen time issues.
Melina also has extensive experience in three areas, when relevant for clients:
1) Prenatal and postpartum support.
The concerns may include;
pregnancy an/or birth concerns (complex or high risk pregnancy, medical interventions, & birth trauma / PTSD)
lack of self-care and/or risky behaviors
concerns about bonding with infant
emotional disconnection (from pregnancy and/or birth experience or from infant or child)
excessive worry, sadness, or anger
adaptation issues (struggle with the identity of ‘mother’ or 'father')
2) Parenting support.
a) The parent-specific challenges may include;
concerns about the quality of love for infant/child
lack of self-care
depression or anxiety
trauma or PTSD
negative early life experiences.
b) The child-specific concerns may include;
behavioural challenges (hitting, biting, screaming, whining, etc.)
anxiety or depression
trauma or PTSD
3) Cross-cultural, inter-generational trauma, racialized trauma, and immigration support.
The factors may include;
feelings of discomfort and/or confusion about multiple forms of belonging or identity
the inherited transmission of trauma through negative patterns of behavior and thought
the emotional affects of systemic racism
feelings of homesickness for and/or anger towards original or parental birth-place.
Monthly workshops for existing clients (video platform)
$25 per session
Client fee individuals:$135 for a 50 minute session
Client fee couples/families:$165 for a 50 minute session