Trillium Counselling

Melanie Baker

Registered Social Worker - MSW, RSW

Local Therapist, Kitchener Waterloo Counselor, Melanie Baker, MSW RSW

Melanie Baker

Registered Social Worker
(Msw, RSW)


Individual Counselling (16+)


In-Person Counselling & Online Therapy


Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotion Focused Individual Therapy (EFiT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Trauma Informed, Solution Focused, Somatic and Mindfulness based Therapy


Anxiety, Depression, Life Transitions, ADHD, Trauma, Complex Trauma, Attachment Issues, Relational Difficulties, Perfectionism, Stress Management, Boundary Setting, and Codependence


Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW)

My goal is to support the person you are today in the process of becoming who you want to be – and maybe, rediscovering who you always were. I believe that when we make space for difficult things, we create room for change, growth, and joy.

Melanie is a neurodivergence-affirming therapist who blends warmth, humour, compassion, and a conversational style to help clients feel relaxed and comfortable. She deeply believes that no matter their background, the people she works with are adaptable, resourceful, and capable of the healing and change they’re seeking in their lives.

Melanie’s approach is based on the idea that no single skill or method can be expected to cover every topic that comes up in therapy, in the same way you wouldn’t use a hammer when you need a paintbrush. She offers clients choice, collaboration, and transparency—her office is a space that supports taking chances, making mistakes, getting curious, and learning to trust yourself as an active participant in therapy process.

With several years of experience sitting on the other side of the couch (or screen!) herself, Melanie knows firsthand exactly how awkward, vulnerable, rewarding, and utterly life-changing therapy can be.

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