Active Insight Counseling

Breaking Through Barriers to a Better Tomorrow


My name is Melissa Miles and I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), licensed by the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. I specialize in a highly efficient, scientifically based approach called Intensive Short-Term Psychodynamic Therapy (ISTDP). 

I am passionate about helping people find a place of mental wellness. Learn more about me or contact me with any questions.

Is this approach for you?

Many popular methods of therapy look at our thoughts, feelings, and behavior in order to cause change. The technique I use differs by reaching beyond our conscious awareness to the underlying experiences that drive us. Once these parts of ourselves are understood, many of those problematic thoughts, feelings, and behaviors clear up on their own.

It might be hard to believe, but this modern, evidence-based approach has proven results in individuals who have been resistant to other types of treatment. By getting beneath the symptoms, we can discover where the origins of the problem lie and fix them once and for all.


Overcoming the struggles you are facing is often difficult to do on your own, even with the support of family and friends. However, partnering with someone who is skilled and experienced working with mental health can make all the difference. Feel free to reach out for a free consultation. I look forward to hearing from you!

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