Dr. Melissa Tiessen is a registered psychologist in the areas of Clinical and Health Psychology.  She completed her Bachelor of Arts, Honours degree in psychology at the University of Winnipeg, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and in 2007 received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec.  Dr. Tiessen completed her pre-doctoral internship in the Department of Psychology at the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal, and her post-doctoral residency in the Department of Clinical Health Psychology at the University of Manitoba.  Dr. Tiessen went on to work as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Clinical Health Psychology within the Rural and Northern Program, and later worked within the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program of The Ottawa Hospital/University of Ottawa Heart Institute. She also previously served as the Director of the Education Directorate of the Canadian Psychological Association, overseeing the association’s national accreditation and continuing education programs.  Dr. Tiessen has presented at local, national, and international conferences and co-authored a number of journal articles.  In addition to her foundational training in cognitive-behavioral therapy, Dr. Tiessen has completed training in EMDR as well as in mindfulness-based symptom management and mindfulness-informed cognitive behavioral therapy.  Dr. Tiessen’s practice focuses on assessment and treatment services for adults.  She has experience and expertise working with individuals facing challenges due to depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, chronic pain, and other chronic health conditions.

Contact: 613-820-9931 x249