Melinda Davies-Musselwhite

Address : 11523 100 Ave NW 207, Edmonton, AB T5K 2K7
Profession : Clinical Social Work
EMDR designation(s) : EMDR Basic Training

Other Cities : —
Language(s) : English
Population(s) served : Adults
Email : info@melindadavies-musselwhite.com
Phone : 780-905-8082
Website : http://www.melindadavies-musselwhite.com
Registering association : ACSW

 

Melinda is a registered Clinical Social Worker who completed a masters degree in Clinical Social Work at The University of Calgary in 2011. During her studies she placed an emphasis on learning about the impact of intergenerational trauma and ongoing experiences of trauma on individuals, families, communities, cultures, and the role of the therapeutic relationships in renegotiating these injuries in order to find healing. Melinda has focused on building a foundation of anti-oppressive practice and has specialized training in Somatic Experiencing, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Dialectical Behavioir Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness, and Motivational Interviewing.

Melinda's approach is grounded in her belief that relationships and social engagement are integral to our experience of ourselves and the world; that cultivating curiosity and awareness is essential in change; that our bodies are wise, are programmed for healing, and need to be acknowledged and included in order to process our experiences; that we all have a longing for meaning and purpose; and that pain is a part of the human experience but suffering does not have to be. It is her view that therapy is an exploration of difficulties and suffering, a celebration of coherence and success, an opportunity to enhance personal awareness, to integrate new understanding, and is a joyful process.