Isabel Melo
Founder & director
More about Isabel

Isabel Melo started off as a sole practitioner, but in 2014, she founded Couple and Family Therapy Montreal to help more people improve their relationships and their lives. Unlike many other centres, Couple and Family Therapy Montreal has remained a small, family-style practice because Isabel is highly selective about the therapists she hires. “We are a relationship centre, so first and foremost, our therapists understand deeply the importance of connection with those we love. Also, we are focused on growth and healing, not superficial behaviour change, which can’t be sustained over time. We share core values and a common vision.”

“That’s why I’m comfortable recommending any one of our therapists to even members of my own family. Our couple therapists each have specialized training in couple therapy. That makes all the difference!  We also have art therapists who are great at connecting with teens, a deeply compassionate parenting coach who helps parents get to the root of the problem, and a money coach who specializes in working with couples!  And they are all passionate about what they do.”

Therapists and Counsellors

Kimberly Reynolds
Kimberly Reynolds
An associate with Couple and Family Therapy Montreal, Kimberly Reynolds is a parenting consultant and licensed Couple and Family Therapist with over 10 years’ experience in a health care setting supporting parents of children with a variety of developmental and behavioral difficulties.
Samantha Petrella
Samantha Petrella
An associate with Couple and Family Therapy Montreal, Samantha Petrella is a professional art therapist with a strong background in crisis intervention and solution-focused counselling. She has seven years’ experience in individual and group therapy in private practice, community and educational settings.
Samantha Abdallah
Samantha Abdallah
An associate with Couple and Family Therapy Montreal, Samantha Abdallah is a licensed psychotherapist and professional art therapist with 10 years’ experience in individual and group therapy, in private practice, community and educational settings.
Chloe Martin
Chloe Martin
An associate with Couple and Family Therapy Montreal and a professional art therapist with a strong background in developmental, crisis intervention and solution-focused counselling.
Dominique Mailloux
Dominique Mailloux
An associate with Couple and Family Therapy Montreal and a licensed psychologist with a background in community and clinical psychology, research and program evaluation. Dominique Mailloux has worked with children, teens, families and couples from a variety of backgrounds, conducting psychological assessments and providing individual, couple and family therapy.
Özlem Köse
Özlem Köse
An associate with Couple and Family Therapy Montreal, Özlem Köse is a registered clinical counsellor with a PhD in counseling and supervision, and a strong background in couple, family and community counselling.
Peace Ningabire
Peace Ningabire
An associate with Couple and Family Therapy Montreal, Peace Ningabire is a registered clinical counsellor with a PhD in counseling and supervision, and a strong background in couple, family and community counselling.
Maryam Gerami
Maryam Gerami
An associate with Couple and Family Therapy Montreal, Maryam Gerami is an art therapist and certified counsellor with over 11 years’ experience in the mental health field, providing therapy to children, teens, couples and families. Maryam started out as a medical doctor and psychiatrist in her native Iran, assessing and diagnosing mental health disorders in a diverse patient population.

Today, Maryam specializes in working with children, teens and families, using art and the creative process, conversation and exploration to help her clients identify then change negative patterns of behaviour and communication. Addressing issues such as anxiety, depression, adjustment disorders, relational issues, obsessive-compulsive disorder and autism spectrum disorder, Maryam helps her clients move from stuck and distressed to coping and resilient.

Maryam provides services in English and Persian/Farsi.

Financial Coach for Couples

Elaine Lang
Elaine Lang
A financial coach and organizer who works both independently and as part of the team at Couple and Family therapy Montreal. With 13 years’ experience and a strong background in accounting, Elaine is passionate about helping couples get on the same page about their finances.

Get in Touch

If you are struggling now, don’t wait until you can see a therapist in person. Please contact Couple and Family Therapy Montreal to find out more or to book your first video session. We are here to help.

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