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We are accepting new clients!


Sessions are offered virtually and in-person at our Dundas and Burlington locations. 


Valley Connections Counselling

Connecting in life's valleys...

Melissa Riewald, BSW, MA (cand)

Melissa Riewald, BSW, MA (cand)

Psychotherapy Intern

Youth & Adult Therapist


Melissa will start her placement in September 2022


Hello, my name is Melissa Riewald  (she/her), and I am a Psychotherapy Intern at Valley Connections Counselling in Dundas. I am completing my Master of Arts in Theology, Spiritual Care, and Psychotherapy at Wilfred Laurier University and hold a Bachelor of Social Work Degree from the University of Waterloo a Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy and French from Calvin University. In my practice, I work with individuals, and draw upon several evidence-based approaches.


I am so glad you’re here. Life can feel messy,

confusing, and out of balance sometimes, and we all need someone to talk to. Whether you’re

experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, a long-standing issue, or recent curve

ball you never saw coming, I believe change is possible and that we all have within us resilience

and an innate capacity to heal.


Coming alongside people as they journey through life’s challenges is a great privilege, and I feel

honoured to share space with the people I support. I am dedicated to creating a safe, inclusive,

and respectful environment in which you feel free to explore your circumstances and express

your thoughts and feelings without fear of judgement or criticism. I believe firmly that healing

happens on the foundation of a trusting, authentic relationship, and I’m confident that together

we can find a new and hopeful way forward.


When not at work or school, I enjoy doing just about anything in nature including paddle

boarding, biking, and long walks up the rail trail. I also enjoy writing, creating art, singing, and

just being.


If you would like to meet with me for a free consultation or psychotherapy intake, please don’t

hesitate to reach out. I would be honoured to connect with you and join you in your journey.



Melissa's services may be eligible for insurance coverage under extended health benefit plans that cover the services of Registered Psychotherapists. Please note: It is your responsibility to find out from your employer and/or insurance company about the type of mental health coverage you have. Valley Connections Counselling and our therapists are not responsible for determining whether or not your insurance company will reimburse you for our services. Please find out the details of your benefits package before booking and attending your therapy sessions. Should you attend sessions and later learn that your insurance company will not cover your therapy sessions, you are responsible for paying for the fees of all attended sessions as well as any future sessions you choose to attend.

You can book a free 30 minute consultation with Melissa or call our main line at 

905-966-4309 to book an appointment, or email at [email protected]


Melissa offers her services virtually or at our Dundas Location.

Book with Melissa

Consultation

Free

30 minutes

Meet your therapist

*optional*

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Individual Intake Psychotherapy

$125

50 minutes

Your first therapy appointment

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Individual Psychotherapy

$125

50 minutes

Subsequent therapy sessions

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