Mélina Kanaan

Photo de MélinaMélina Kanaan, M.Ed. 
Schools of ISoN, SPOT, SCSD Wellness Consultant



Since October 2021, Mélina has been working as a Wellness Consultant in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at McGill University. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master of Education in Counselling Psychology from the University of Ottawa.

Prior to joining the WELL Office, she worked as a counselor for an international employee assistance program. Mélina provided short-term support to individuals in distress and crisis. She worked with people experiencing a variety of issues such as anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, relationship problems, substance abuse, trauma and grief.

Mélina has an integrative approach, which means that she considers the needs of her client in order to provide individualized support. She is inspired by a variety of approaches, including Solution-focused Therapy (SFT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Emotional Focused Therapy (EFT), and the humanistic-existential model. Mélina aims to provide an empathetic, safe and non-judgmental environment to contribute to a climate of trust and collaboration. Her goal is to support learners in their personal, relational, academic and professional challenges. She is committed to promoting the benefits of balance and optimizing healthy lifestyle habits.

Mélina has had the privilege of working with medical students and residents at McGill University. She has given several presentations on various topics including self-compassion, motivation and procrastination.

Mélina is currently completing a psychotherapy internship in a private practice, where she provides long-term psychotherapy to a diverse population suffering from a variety of issues.

Mélina continues her career at the WELL Office, where she has the opportunity to promote what is most important to her, mental health. She provides services to all students in the Ingram School of Nursing (ISoN), the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy (SPOT) and the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders (SCSD).

Mélina is committed to respecting the pace of each individual in a confidential environment. Do not hesitate to contact Mélina directly: melina.kanaan [at] mcgill.ca.

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