Get to know Melisha Franks

Individuals, Couples, Group Counselling, LGBTQI+ Ally, and Culturally Inclusive

Melisha Franks

Registered Provisional Psychologist; Certified Canadian Counsellor (CCC)

M.Ed., Counselling Psychology; BA, Psychology/Philosophy

Melisha won't give up on youMelisha works with many couples who are struggling with conflict, emotional intimacy and sexual intimacy issues, mistrust, communication issues, and more. She is also a strong advocate for individuals who are learning to believe in themselves or need unbiased support and collaboration to work through life struggles.  


She will meet you exactly where you are! Whether it be in the muck, in the valley, or on that tiresome climb uphill.


Melisha will help you, teach you, coach you, encourage you, challenge you, and celebrate with you! And you just might find yourself believing in your relationship or in yourself once again!  


Before long, you may see change and new growth while experiencing Melisha's warmth, humor, and relentless belief in you!! Melisha draws from evidenced-based practices, experience, and life to assist clients on their journey.

Areas of Focus:

  • Couples Counselling using (EFT) Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples Externship and

    Core Skills

  • Grief and Loss: Disenfranchised Grief, Relationship Loss, Loss of a Loved One, Loss of a Pet, Loss of Employment, Loss of Self and Identity

  • Counselling LGBTQI+ and Working with Sexually and Gender Diverse Youth and their Natural Supports.

    • Trauma- Strategies for Resolving the Impact of Post Traumatic Stress

    • Integration of Sex and Sexuality with EFT for Couples

    • Adult Survivors of Sexual Violence, Sexual Assault Services

    • Women's Issues including Burnout, Relationship Issues, Separation and Divorce, Low Self-Worth, Abuse, and Overall Health

    "Taking care of yourself doesn't mean me first, it means me too."


    - L.R. Knost

    Additional Qualifications

      • (EFT) Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples Externship and Core Skills (54 hours)

      • Gottman Level 1

      • Creative Grief and Loss Coaching 4 month Certificate

      • Counselling Adult Survivors of Sexual Violence Certificate from the Association of Alberta Sexual Assault Services

      Melisha also works with adults struggling with:

      self-esteem, confidence, anxiety, and depression, anger management, career changes, gender identity, life transitions, emotional abuse, sexual abuse and assault, stress management, family issues, premarital counselling, and trauma.

      Intervention Approaches:

      • Adlerian therapy

      • Art Therapy

      • Client Centered Therapy (Rogerian therapy)

      • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

      • Emotionally Focused Therapy

      • Existential Therapy

      • Family Systems

        (Bowenian) Therapy

      • Gottman Couples Therapy (Level 1)

      • Gottman Relationship Checkup

      • Mindfulness Therapy

      • Narrative Therapy

      • Person Centered Therapy

      • Psychotherapy

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      Alberta is located on Treaty territory traditional lands – a traditional gathering place for diverse indigenous peoples whose histories, languages, & cultures are an influential aspect of our community in Medicine Hat and area.

      Keys to Hope Counselling Services is committed to ensuring that the spirit of all Treaties are honoured and respected.

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        #104, 1865 Dunmore Rd.
        SE Medicine Hat, Alberta

        Phone: (403)-487-1607

        Fax: (403)-487-1707


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