Do you have challenges with

Anxiety? Stress? Depression? Self-Esteem? 

How can therapy help?

 Therapists can provide support, problem solving skills, and enhanced coping strategies for issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship troubles, unresolved childhood issues, grief, stress management, body image issues and creative blocks.  

Therapists can provide a fresh perspective on a difficult problem or point you in the direction of a solution.  The benefits you obtain from therapy depend on how well you use the process and put into practice what you learn.  Some of the benefits available from therapy include:

  • Attaining a better understanding of yourself, your goals and values

  • Developing skills for improving your relationships

  • Finding resolution to the issues of concerns that led you to seek therapy

  • Learning new ways to cope with stress and anxiety

  • Managing anger, grief, depression, and other emotional pressures

  • Improving communications and listening skills

  • Changing old behaviour patterns and developing new ones

  • Discovering new ways to solve problems in your family or marriage

  • Improving your self-esteem and boosting self-confidence

Do I really need therapy?  I can usually handle my problems.

Everyone goes through challenging situations in life, and while you may have successfully navigated through other difficulties you’ve faced, there’s nothing wrong with seeking out extra support when you need it.  In fact, therapy is for people who have enough self-awareness to realize they need a helping hand, and that is something to be admired.

  You are taking responsibility by accepting where you’re at in life and making a commitment to change the situation by seeking therapy.  Therapy provides long lasting benefits and support, giving you the tools you need to avoid triggers, re-direct damaging patterns, and overcome whatever challenges you face.

Why do people go to therapy and how do I know if it is right for me?

People have many different motivations for coming to psychotherapy.  Some may be going through a major life transition (unemployment, divorce, new job, etc.), or are not handling stressful circumstances well.  Some people need assistance managing a range of other issues such as low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, addictions, relationship problems, spiritual conflicts and creative blocks. 

Therapy can help provide some much needed encouragement and help with skills to get them through these periods.  People seeking psychotherapy are ready to meet the challenges in their lives and ready to make changes in their lives.

What is therapy like?

Because each person has different issues and goals for therapy, therapy will be different depending on the individual.   

Depending on your specific needs, therapy can be short term, for a specific issue, or longer term, to deal with more difficult patterns or your desire for more personal development.  Either way, it is most common to schedule regular sessions with your therapist (usually weekly).

It is important to understand that you will get more results from therapy if you actively participate in the process.  The ultimate purpose of therapy is to help you bring what you learn in session back into your life.  Therefore, beyond the work you do in therapy sessions, your therapist may suggest some things you can do outside of therapy to support your process – such as reading a pertinent book, journaling on specific topics, noting particular behaviours or taking action on your goals.  

People seeking psychotherapy are ready to make positive changes in their lives, are open to new perspectives and take responsibility for their lives.

Providing individual and couples counseling and support.

Areas of specialization includes:       

  • Anxiety & Panic Disorder
  • Depression
  • Emotional Eating
  • Addiction
  • Relationship/Marriage

  • Divorce

  • PTSD

  • Addiction/Recovery

  • Abuse

  • Grief/Loss

  • Stress Management

  • Conflict Resolution

  • Cancer

  • Elderly Concerns

  • Empty Nesters

Treatment techniques/processes may include:

  • Inner Child

  • Voice Dialogue

  • Two Chair

  • Focusing
  • Guided Imagery
  • Talk Therapy
  • Energy Transfer

  • Chakra Balancing

  • Reiki

  • Body Psychotherapy

  • Dream Interpretation

  • Medical Intuition

  • Trauma

In a comfortable, safe and supportive atmosphere, we offer a highly personalized, client-centered approach tailored to each client’s individual needs to help attain the personal growth they are striving for.

Melanie Tinianov, RP

Registered Psychotherapist

Well-being Life Coach; Reiki Master

3160 Steeles Avenue East

Suite 216

Markham, ON L3R 4G9


Tel:  647-298-4352