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Isabel Melo

Isabel Melo, founder and director of Couple and Family Therapy Montreal, has been practising as a psychotherapist, couple and family therapist, and parent educator in the Montreal area since 2002. She specializes in couple therapy, using Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples, parenting consulting, using an attachment-based, developmentally friendly approach, and individual therapy on issues of adult AD/HD, depression, anxiety, and relationship distress. Isabel was featured as a guest expert on parenting on CBC Radio's Radio Noon. She also runs a popular parenting education and support group. 

Isabel's Professional Credentials and Memberships

  • Licensed Couple and Family Therapist (CFT) with the Quebec Order of Social Workers and Couple and Family Therapists (OTSTCFQ)

  • Licensed Psychotherapist with the Quebec Order of Psychologists (OPQ)
  • Authorized Facilitator of Neufeld Parenting Courses, Neufeld Institute
  • Member of the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT)
  • Member of the Somatic Experiencing® Trauma Institute
  • 2-year Advanced Studies Diploma, Neufeld Parenting Course Facilitation, Neufeld Institute
  • 3-year Post-Master's Diploma, Marital and Family Therapy, Argyle Institute of Human Relations
  • Pursuing 3-year Somatic Experiencing® (SE) training program
  • M.Ed., Educational Psychology, McGill University
  • B.A., French Language and Linguistics, Concordia University
  • Honours B.A., Liberal Arts, University of Toronto

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