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Dr. Melanie Badali, R.Psych.


Dr. Melanie Badali is a Registered Psychologist certified in the practice of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) by the Canadian Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies. With over 20 years of experience working as a psychotherapist, researcher, and educator, Dr. Badali provides psychological services to help clients achieve personal change and manage difficult life circumstances.  

Dr. Badali works with people dealing with stress and anxiety problems related to excessive worry, panic, social interactions, health, phobias, and public speaking.  She helps people learn to cope with daily demands and navigate life transitions including pregnancy and new parenthood. She also consults with executives and professionals who want to proactively increase resilience, maximize productivity, and improve wellbeing. With a respectful and compassionate style, she collaborates with clients to clarify what is most important to them, set goals, and match science-based strategies to their unique needs.
A committed volunteer, Dr. Badali has served as a Board Director for Anxiety Canada since 2013. She is also an active member of the Canadian Psychological Association, the Canadian Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies, and the Global Clinical Practice Network of the World Health Organization.

As a mental health advocate, Dr. Badali shares her expertise through writing, public speaking, and media communication. She has been interviewed or quoted in various print, radio, television, and online media outlets, including CBC, Global News, The Globe and Mail, Reader’s Digest, Chatelaine Magazine and Today’s Parent. She is co-author of the books, Social Faces of Pain and Match Made on Earth, now in its second edition. 

Dr. Badali obtained her Clinical Psychology PhD and MA degrees from the University of British Columbia and her Honours Psychology BA from McGill University. She completed her doctoral residency at the University of Washington School of Medicine. She is also a graduate of the International Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation Behavior Therapy Training Institute. She has won numerous awards for her academic accomplishments, research, and contributions to the field of clinical psychology.   

When Dr. Badali is not wearing one of her many psychology-related hats, she can be found with her nose in a book or spending time with loved ones on the beautiful North Shore. 

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