Melissa Redekop

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Melissa Redekop

Contact Info

#204 – 2306 McCallum Road, Abbotsford  BC
Phone: 604-859-1462

Melissa has her Masters in Counselling Psychology and over 11 years working with Child and Youth Mental Health, MCFD. During this time she has worked with children, youth, and families who were affected by many barriers including but not limited to trauma, poverty, addiction, and abuse which resulted in many different types of behavioral and emotional responses. She’s worked closely with those in the community supporting these families including APD, hospital staff, crisis response staff, community physicians, pediatricians, psychologists, and psychiatrists, as well as those in the public school district attempting to support her clients.

One year ago Melissa opened up a private practice through Irene Peterson, Dykstra and Associates in Abbotsford, BC and is registered with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors. She’s passionate about working with those affected by trauma, directly and indirectly and have spoken several times about vicarious trauma, its affects and how to come back from it. Melissa has had the honor of working and seeing amazing stories of recovery for those affected by trauma. Melissa utilizes EMDR (Eye movement desensitization, and reprocessing), CBT (Cognitive behavioral therapy) and expressive modalities including art, and sand tray.


A short description of the various therapist certifications in Ontario.

Clinical Psychologists

Clinical Psychologists are required to complete a related Masters and Ph.D. program to practice in the province of Ontario that must be research-based and subsequently have a thesis component. They are governed by the College of Psychologists of Ontario (CPO).

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Registered Psychotherapists

Registered Psychotherapists (RPs) are registered by the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) and, like Registered Social Workers and Clinical Psychologists, are permitted to perform the controlled act of psychotherapy.

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Registered Social Workers

Registered Social Workers (RSW) are helping individuals to enhance their well-being. They are governed by the Ontario College of Social Workers.