Melissa Twomey has widespread experience in supporting clients and their families with issues pertaining to trauma, anxiety, depression, and interpersonal relationships. Melissa helps clients examine their relationships, trauma responses and triggers. She explores their coping skills in relation to the trauma and helps to resource the nervous system to assist in regulating through stressful life events. Melissa Twomey works collaboratively with her clients to develop an integrated approach to treatment that is tailored to the particular goals and interests of her clients.

Melissa is known for her warm and inviting therapeutic style, by creating a safe environment for all clients to explore their experiences. She uses a multidimensional approach when addressing trauma by combining Self-Regulation Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Mindfulness, Psychoeducation. This specialization in trauma includes, but not limited to car accidents, medical procedures, relational, developmental, violence in relationship and sexual assaults. She works specifically with individuals experiencing PTSD due to traumatic life events.

Melissa completed her Masters in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University and her undergrad from the University of British Columbia Okanagan. She is registered with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors (12685). Melissa has received post Masters training in Self-Regulation Therapy to assist clients with traumatic experiences.


  • Undergraduate degree in a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Psychology, University of British Columbia Okanagan
  • Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology, Yorkville University
  • Post Masters Trauma Training
  • Self-Regulation Therapy
  • Foundation Level I, II, III
  • Self Regulation Therapy
  • Advanced Level I High Impact Trauma- (motor vehicle incidents, falls, whiplash syndrome, post-concussive disorder)
  • Advanced Level II Medical/Dental Trauma –( surgery, anesthesia, poisonings, hospitalizations, physical injury)
  • Advanced Level III Relational Trauma – (rape, assault, sexual abuse, shame, dissociation)
  • Advanced Level IV Global Activation – (fetal distress and birth trauma, near drowning, electrocution, suffocation, hallucinogens, psychosis, high fevers, seizures)
  • Post Advanced Level I (Concussion and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury)
  • Self-Regulation Therapy
  • Chronic Pain and Inflammation
  • Psychophysiological Impact of COVID Pandemic
  • Part I Autonomic Nervous System Impact
  • Part II Pandemic Impacts on Developmental Trauma
  • Self-Regulation Therapy
  • Psychological Anatomy – Developmental Neuromuscular Affective Integration

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“Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful part of us.”

“Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful part of us.”