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
- Racism Issues
- Self-Esteem Issues
- Trauma Counselling
- Body Centred Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Cross Cultural Therapy
- Family Systems
- Family Therapy
- Mindfulness approaches
- Online / Virtual
- Psychodynamic Therapy
- Telephone 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 two areas, when relevant for clients:
1) Parenting support.
The parent-specific challenges may include;
postpartum depression or anxiety
relationship stress / difficulties
lack of self-care
trauma, depression, or anxiety
negative early life experiences.
The child-specific concerns may include;
2) 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.
Client fee individuals:$135 - 50 minute session and $165 - 75 minute session
Client fee couples/families:same as above