Insight Psychological Therapists - Melanie Bradley

Melanie Bradley, Registered Provisional Psychologist, (She/Her)

Everyone’s journey is unique, and we all get lost sometimes.  I would be honored to be a part of the solution, helping you find the strength I know you have within to find your way back to the path you are meant to be on.

Seeing people be able to thrive after dealing with their trauma’s, anxieties, and losses is what makes the therapeutic relationship such a rewarding experience.  This connection allows for both the client and the therapist to access their own resiliencies more easily by learning how to be compassionate to oneself, which allows healing to take place and growth to begin.

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More About Melanie Bradley

I believe in a client-centered, compassionate approach, believing my clients are the experts in their own lives and that I am only there to help guide them in the solutions that best fit their lives and families; helping them gain the insights that are hiding just below the surface.

Depending on what my clients’ needs are, I incorporate techniques from various therapeutic approaches such as: Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Solution Focused and Structural Therapy.  My passion lies in working with children, individuals, families, and couples who are dealing with Grief and Loss, Anxiety, Depression, relationship problems, family discord, ADHD, and other behavioral issues.

My experience is very diverse, like my therapy approach.  I have worked with children in various capacities (including raising my own) such as in day homes, day care facilities, volunteer organizations, and within the school system.  Working with children who struggle with depression, anxiety, ADHD, and other behavioral issues.   I have worked in the Correctional Services System as a living unit officer, where I was able to work on de-escalation and safety skills, while helping residents process their stress, anxiety, depression, and trauma.  I currently work with SAFE (Structured Analysis Family Evaluation) clients, which is a very rewarding experience.  Helping clients to gain the status that enables them to help their own families through kinship or in helping children through fostering.  More recently I have begun volunteering with the Chrysalis Network, working as a counselor on their national human trafficking hotline.  We provide support, safety planning, and trauma counseling to individuals who are currently working in the sex industry.


Melanie, what quick advice do you have for people who are really struggling?

When your feeling stuck take a deep breathe, reach out, and talk to someone you trust. Humans crave connection, connection breeds satisfaction, satisfaction leads to happiness.

What are you most passionate about?

The uniqueness of each individual is inspiring to me and having a profession where I can help people hone their own abilities and strengths is something that I am very passionate about.


Master’s degree in Psychology [City University]

Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology [MacEwan University]

Correctional Services Diploma [MacEwan University]


Canadian Psychological Association

College of Alberta Psychologists

Psychologist Association of Alberta

Canadian Counseling and Psychotherapy Association


Psychological First Aid

Grounding Trauma, Kristen Neff

Structured Analysis Family Evaluation (SAFE) Supervisor & Assessor

Child Development Assistant

Native Spirituality and Culture Program

De-Mystifying Mindfulness

Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR) Level 1

Advanced EMDR Training:
(R-TEP) Recent-Traumatic Episode Protocol , (G-TEP) Group Traumatic Episode Protocol & (STEP) Self-Care Traumatic Episode Protocol

Trauma Healing with Bessel van der Kolk, MD

Kinsey Institute – Beyond Binaries

Kinsey Institute – Complexities in Sexual Communication & Refusal Communication

Trauma Focused – Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (TF-CBT)

Gottman Couples Therapy – Levels 1 & 2

Play Therapy’s Got Talent: Innovators from around the World

Changing the ADHD Brain: Beyond Medications

Trauma Informed Certificate for Coaches


  • English

My areas of focus:

Anxiety & Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Depression

I have experience in:

  • Adolescent and Teen Issues
  • Antisocial Personality Disorder
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Adults
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Children
  • Avoidant Personality Disorder
  • Becoming a Parent or the Addition of Children
  • Behavioural Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Child & Youth Anxiety
  • Child & Youth Depression
  • Child & Youth Self Esteem Issues
  • Child & Youth Stress and Trauma
  • Childhood Development Issues
  • Children & Youth 10 to 12 Years
  • Children 6 to 9 Years
  • Children's Mental Health
  • Cognitive Disability
  • Communication and Negotiation
  • Compassion Fatigue
  • Couples Counselling
  • Dealing with Infidelity
  • Death or Loss of a Pet
  • Dependent Personality Disorder
  • Difficult People
  • Divorce or Separation
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Family Caregiver Stress
  • Family Issues
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Grief and Loss
  • Impulsivity in Children
  • Insomnia
  • Issues Related to Bullying
  • Life Transitions and Adjustment Issues
  • Losing Someone to Suicide
  • Loss of Employment
  • Loss of a Loved One
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Marriage and Relationship Concerns
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Panic Disorder
  • Parenting Issues & Support
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Pregnancy
  • Premarital Counselling
  • Relationship Dependence
  • Self-Esteem Issues
  • Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Stress Management
  • Suicidal Thoughts
  • Teen's Mental Health
  • Trauma
  • Youth 13 to 15 Years
  • Youth 16 to 17 Years

My treatment approaches:

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused Therapy
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Grief Work
  • Mindfulness Therapy
  • Person Centered Therapy
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Structural Family Therapy

Assessment services:

  • Gottman Relationship Checkup
  • SAFE Assessment