For the past fifteen years, Malissa Veroni has been a foot soldier in the field of social work, teaching and serving students and clients alike. Malissa is known as a specialist in the fields of narcissistic abuse, intimate partner violence, the LGBTQ2s community, and sex therapy. She is also a certified personality disorder treatment provider (C-PD), a designated capacity assessor, a human rights consultant, an anti-human trafficking consultant, and a mentor to several social workers worldwide. To achieve her goals, she obtained an honours BA in social development studies through the University of Waterloo, holds several different certificates, and obtained an honours master’s in social work from the University of Windsor.
Malissa brings with her a vast amount of experience working in the social sector, serving children; youths; adolescents; adults; and seniors of various needs, intellectual abilities and diversities in health care, education, correctional settings and clinical counselling. Having several years’ experience as a researcher, therapist, counsellor, and educator, she specializes in sex, gender, mental health across the lifespan, diversity, abuse and behavioural issues of all ages. Malissa is a registered social worker in high standing with the Alberta College of Social Workers, Canada, and she is a private practice roster member, a founder of her own counselling business, a former government employee, and a community leader and mentor in her hometown and abroad.
As a serving leader and world citizen, Malissa understands the importance of community, prevention, and positive action. She volunteers her time serving on Grande Prairie’s John Howard Society board, the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) and the Council on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression (COSGIE) in the United States, and has previously served a full term for the Alberta Clinician Professional Practice Council for Alberta Health Services. She has also served as a volunteer consultant for an orphanage in Ghana, and for local AIDS programs as well.
Malissa has a passion for her profession and for the wellbeing of her clients, which is obvious in her commitment to life-long learning. Malissa is continuously upgrading and training to expand her skill set to better assess and treat a variety of concerns. Malissa takes professionalism seriously and believes in working alongside the clients she has the pleasure to serve in an upbeat, professional, and realistic manner.
When Malissa is not busy serving clients and students or volunteering she is happily spending time with her multicultural blended family, playing with her dog, attending cultural events and travelling the world.
If you are ready to take the step towards healing, evolving and growth, please contact Malissa at email@example.com.
Malissa Veroni, MSW RSW
Hons. B.A Social Development Studies
Dip. General Social Work
Cert. Child Abuse Studies
Cert. Human Rights Consultant
Cert. Anti-Human Trafficking Consultant
Designated Capacity Assessor (Alberta)
The WIEBGE acronym stands for Will I Ever Be Good Enough? and signifies certification in Dr. Karyl McBride’s five-step recovery model for treating adult children of narcissistic parents.
“Malissa is, without a doubt, a very experienced and knowledgeable therapist. She is very dedicated to her clients and demonstrates exceptional people skills. Malissa’s is very reliable and dependable while also being quite creative. She is gifted at transplanting her skills in providing the best interventions to a variety of populations.”
“Malissa Keeps it real and has even made me laugh, which I think helped me see things differently. She does not sugar coat anything and does all that weird stuff that normal counsellors do”
“I feel like I am going to talk to my best friend who totally gets me, expect we work on shit that is hard and I feel exhausted but better later.”
“We have seen several therapists over the years and no one got down to it like Malissa did! We are honestly doing better, although not perfect, than we ever thought possible. Most therapists won’t work with us because of our complexities and type of relationships we have. We sing her praises!”
“I love Malissa. She helped me learn how to have orgasms again!”
“When people ask me who I’m talking to I tell them ‘Malissa my feelings doctor’ because you help me learn about and fix my feelings.”
“I love you Malissa! I wish that I could spend the whole weekend with you, whether at the bar having a beer or a whole weekend at the spa just talking with you so I can learn from your wisdom.”
“I like that both of us were able to get things off of our chest.”
“I like your ‘this is business’ right off the bat approach and give the session 5 stars out of 5 stars right now as you did not waste time.”
“(Malissa) is not afraid to call me out on my stuff, which really helps me. I always leave feeling like I have more hope and know what to do next. I am learning and growing a lot”
“Thank you for helping me with my transition.”
“You are a Godsend and is so appreciative of your training and willingness to deal with the emergent issue first. I feel that you would be a good fit and I am looking forward to my treatment.”
“I love you. It may be inappropriate but I do! I feel like the heavens aligned and brought me to you. I am forever grateful! I have a spiritual director and she thinks it’s brilliant that I am working with you.”
“You are really good at what you do.”
“It’s helpful that you point out my progress, as I forget how far I have come since seeing you.”
“Thank you for never giving up on me”
“I thought it would be hard to talk about sex with you- but it was easy and I am glad I did!”
“You really keep it real!”
“You’re like a veteran in the field and know so much. I find I am not wasting time with you and it means a lot of me. I get it now!”