What Happens Around Us
Also Happens Within Us

What Happens Around Us Also Happens Within Us

THE PARALLEL APPROACH

There is an important moment where we are suspended between where we are and where we want to be. Parallel Counselling is committed to nurturing that space and working with people to find their truth in order to move forward with integrity. 

We are focused on strengthening a narrative around counselling that considers how we view the world and others in relation to ourselves, as well as the impact that societal norms and expectations have on how we feel about ourselves, our lives, and our relationships with others.

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Director & Primary Therapist

May Melnyk believes in the power of connection and community when it comes to getting through the hard stuff. She has seen firsthand that when families come together to achieve a common goal nothing can stop them. Her goal is to help families come together and move forward together.

Her approach is grounded in systemic therapy which acknowledges that the society we live in influences the way we see ourselves and others. Regardless of what is going on inside of us, sometimes what happens outside of us can also be responsible for the problems in our lives.

She is a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist and Registered Social Worker. May has a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work and Post-Graduate Diploma in Couple and Family Therapy from the University of Calgary. 

For the past nine years, May has practiced as a therapist focusing on eating disorders and general mental health with individuals, couples, families, and groups. She served as a program consultant with the Calgary Eating Disorders Program to advise and educate the community and other professionals. 

The pandemic has impacted us all in different ways, and May has witnessed the toll it has taken on our community’s health. She started Parallel Counselling as a way to help more people, sooner.

May Melnyk believes in the power of connection and community when it comes to getting through the hard stuff. She has seen firsthand that when families come together to achieve a common goal nothing can stop them. Her goal is to help families come together and move forward together.

Her approach is grounded in systemic therapy which acknowledges that the society we live in influences the way we see ourselves and others. Regardless of what is going on inside of us, sometimes what happens outside of us can also be responsible for the problems in our lives.

She is a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist and Registered Social Worker. May has a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work and Post-Graduate Diploma in Couple and Family Therapy from the University of Calgary. 

For the past nine years, May has practiced as a therapist focusing on eating disorders and general mental health with individuals, couples, families, and groups. She served as a program consultant with the Calgary Eating Disorders Program to advise and educate the community and other professionals. 

The pandemic has impacted us all in different ways, and May has witnessed the toll it has taken on our community’s health. She started Parallel Counselling as a way to help more people, sooner.

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