Child, Family & Play Therapy Services
Melissa Fellin is a Registered Social Worker who holds a Master of Social Work from Wilfrid Laurier University. She also has a Master of Arts in Anthropology and PhD in Anthropology and Migration and Ethnic Relations from Western University. Melissa has expertise in the areas of trauma, resilience, attachment, transitions and family relationships. Melissa is a member of the Canadian Association for Play Therapy and has training in play therapy. Melissa Fellin is an Instructor in the Youth & Children's Studies Program at Wilfrid Laurier University.
Melissa Fellin MSW, RSW, MA, PhD provides psychotherapy to children ages 2 to 11 years old using play therapy techniques. Melissa's home based office and play therapy space offers a safe and comfortable environment for children to explore their feelings, reprocess their experiences, heal, learn and grow.
Melissa’s approach is holistic, anti-oppressive and strengths-based. Drawing from evidence-based practice to tailor treatment for clients, she uses integrative (directive and non-directive) play therapy techniques with children. Melissa believes it is a privilege to learn about the inner world and experiences of children. Inclusion of emotional, psychological, spiritual and physical aspects of the individual is welcome in treatment.
Melissa works with children in a number of areas such as mental health and behavioural issues, including ADD/ADHD, depression, anxiety, disruptive behaviours and trauma. Melissa also works with children who are facing school problems, bullying, family problems, grief and loss and health issues.
The family and/or primary caregivers of the child are integral to the process of therapy for children. Family therapy is also available for families who have children ages 2 to 11 years old. Melissa does work with children 12+ and their families in a different location. If you are interested, in booking an appointment for 12+ age group please contact Bliss.
Melissa is interested in helping children to develop emotional intelligence, emotional regulation, increase positive interpersonal or social relationships, develop positive self-image and self-esteem and process trauma and loss. She is strongly interested in increasing connection, intimacy, trust and communication so that families can rebuild their relationships.
Canadian Play Therapy Association