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We are accepting new clients!


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

Sessions are also provided virtually for those who prefer this option and for whenever you are experiencing cold/flu symptoms.


Valley Connections Counselling

Connecting in life's valleys...

Melissa Riewald, MA, RP (Qualifying)

Individual & Couples Therapist

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

Melissa Riewald, MA (cand), RP (Qual)

Hello, my name is Melissa Riewald  (she/her), and I am a  Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) at Valley Connections Counselling in Dundas. I completed my Master of Arts in Theology, Spiritual Care, and Psychotherapy at Wilfrid Laurier University and hold an Honours Bachelor of Social Work Degree from the University of Waterloo, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy and French from Calvin University. In my practice I work with individuals and couples 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 a recent curve ball you didn't see 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, 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 and at our Dundas Location.

Book with Melissa

Individual Therapy

Couples/Marital Therapy

Special Areas of Focus

Relationships

Anxiety

Mood Disorders

Grief and Loss

Trauma and Abuse

Self-esteem

Stress

LGBTQ+

Life Transitions

Addictions

Spiritual Abuse & Trauma

Therapeutic Approaches

Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT)

Spiritually Integrated

Existential

Relational-Cultural

Interpersonal

Narrative

Dialectical-Behavioural (DBT)

Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)

Cognitive-Behavioural (CBT)

Mindfulness-Based

Trauma-Informed

Strengths Based

Consultation

Free

30 minutes

Meet your therapist

*optional*

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Individual Intake Psychotherapy

$175

50 minutes

Your first therapy appointment

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Individual Psychotherapy

$175

50 minutes

Subsequent therapy sessions

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Couples Psychotherapy

$200

50 minutes

Subsequent therapy sessions

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