Dr. Melanie Badali, R.Psych.
Dr. Melanie Badali is a Registered Psychologist (CPBC #1951), specializing in assessment and treatment of stress, anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem.
Over the past fifteen years, Dr. Badali has helped clients using therapy techniques that scientific research has shown are effective in treating: Anxiety problems (panic, social anxiety, generalized anxiety, agoraphobia and specific phobias); Obsessive-compulsive and related problems; Trauma and stress related problems; Low self-esteem, depression and insomnia.
Dr. Badali is certified in the practice of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) by the Canadian Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies. She offers individual therapy to adults and youth as well as providing workshops and presentations in community settings and for private organizations.
She helps clients manage stress related to life transitions, daily demands (e.g., parenting), chronic health conditions, and work. She enjoys helping clients gain self-understanding and learn new ways to solve problems, manage symptoms, and cope with stress. She works with clients to achieve personal change and make their everyday lives better.
It can be difficult to share distressing or intimate life details with a therapist, so Dr. Badali works hard to create a safe, caring, and nonjudgmental environment.
Dr. Badali is a registered psychology provider for Veterans Affairs Canada, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and the Canadian Forces. She also provides assessments and Work-Focused CBT for various private rehabilitation services. She has experience liaising with insurance companies and legal professionals.
Dr. Badali thinks everyone should have access to evidence-based resources. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for Anxiety BC (anxietybc.com), an organization that increases awareness, promotes education, and provides resources for people who are dealing with anxiety. Her role includes speaking to the media about anxiety. She has written, edited, and reviewed both research and self-help materials.
Dr. Badali obtained her Ph.D. and M.A. degrees in Clinical Psychology from the University of British Columbia. She holds a B.A. (Honours Psychology) degree from McGill University. She completed her pre-doctoral clinical psychology internship at the University of Washington School of Medicine.
She is also a graduate of the International Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation Behavior Therapy Training Institute.
Dr. Badali is continually inspired by her clients and the positive changes they are able to make.