Please note: For the care of our clients, all therapy sessions are now exclusively held by video or phone.
Welcome to Mindful
Simply put, mindfulness is to be aware. It's the reminder we need to come back into this present moment.
Naturally, our mind wanders to either a moment that has already passed or, we focus on something that hasn't happened yet, in the future. Mindfulness and relationships go hand in hand. Developing the awareness of where our relationships are, and where we would like them to give us the ability to move to the next step.
At Mindful Beginnings, we offer Mindfulness Psychotherapy virtually to individuals and couples looking for a safe, and non-judgmental space to help them navigate through their overwhelming feelings and challenges. Our specialty is giving individuals tools to help move through anxiety, depression, and relationship issues. We use Mindfulness as well as many other therapeutic modalities to help individuals cope with life’s constant changes.
Our minds easily wander to the past- thinking of situations that have already happened that we wish we could change, or to the future, which brings feelings of uncertainty and anxiety. Our approach of using Mindfulness focuses on the present moment and provides clients with the necessary tools to handle everyday stresses, overwhelming emotions, and triggers.
We are committed to your best interest and will stick by you every step of your journey. Our goal is to help you navigate your way and grow through your struggles, heal from your pain and help you move forward to where you want to be.
Founder, Clinical Director, Mindful Beginnings
Melanie is the owner of Mindful Beginnings, a corporate speaker and an Individual and Couples Therapist. She helps individuals and couples looking for a safe and non-judgmental space by giving them tools to help guide them through their overwhelming feelings and challenges. She helps her clients navigate through anxiety, depression, relationship issues and life transitions.
Her approach of using mindfulness, focusing on the present, provides clients with the necessary tools to handle everyday stresses, overwhelming emotions and triggers, ultimately allowing them to feel lighter and more in control of their everyday life.
Melanie approaches everything through the lens of a relationship. Everything in our life is a relationship. The most important relationship is the one we have with ourselves. She focuses on all relationships we have such as the one we have with our partner, a family member, the relationship we have with food etc.
Registered Social Worker & Psychotherapist
Arooba is passionate about helping people reach their full potential and live their most fulfilling lives. She provides a holistic approach and has extensive experience working with children, adolescents and adults in therapeutic and case management roles in the community and in an educational setting. Arooba uses a culturally sensitive approach. Arooba has a warm personality and offers an approachable and non-judgmental space for her clients. Her areas of specialty include:
Her clinical modalities include: Brief and Solution-Focused Interventions, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (including Dialectical Behavioural Therapy), Crisis Intervention, Cultural Safety Models, and Narrative Therapy.
Individual, family and couples counselling
Anxiety and depression
Attention and learning
Eating Disorders, including self worth and body image
Family and domestic violence
Parenting and family
PTSD/ Trauma (acute, chronic, and complex)