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Melissa Melnitzer, MD

Melissa Dawn Melnitzer

Dr. Melnitzer is a Physician, Psychotherapist, and Professional Coach who supports you in your own resourcefulness and creativity to achieve more of the flow and well-being you crave in your life.

Therapeutic Writing

Dr. Melnitzer specializes in facilitating Therapeutic Writing Groups and Retreats, which offer focused personal growth opportunities to express oneself through writing and share in the writing of others.


  • What is Depression? (In three paragraphs)

    27 Oct 2016 | 11:57 am

    What is Depression? (In three paragraphs) I make the joke about the three paragraphs because many millions of pages have been written, and similar numbers of "subjects" studied on this still topic. And, while much meaningful information has been discovered, and much solace is to be[…]

  • Tragically Hip

    15 Aug 2016 | 11:03 am

    Tragically Hip I stood mesmerized for two and a half hours at the Tragically Hip show last night. Just one of over 20,000 people, leaning over the edge of my front row balcony seat, swaying.Like many Canadians, I have been somewhat obsessed[…]


15 Minute Beginnings

Realistic steps for busy people--to lift from your stress, and ignite your journey toward balance and well-being. You only need 15 minutes a day to break out of the gate, and begin to come closer to your authentic self.


You have your own unique answers to discover for navigating this often challenging road, and there is respite and restoration to be found along your path of 15 Minute Beginnings.

Healthcare Providers

Ready to take a step away from burnout and toward self-care?

15 Minute Beginnings can meet you there individually or in a small or large group setting.

Mid-Life Women

The 15 Minute Beginnings Woman at Mid-Life can reclaim her truest self and find her unique path to personal fulfillment and well-being.


A comprehensive program involving professional coaching and workshops, specializing in the area of work-life balance.


A place to share 15 Minute Beginnings in a more intimate way, and for people to share their 15 Minute journeys...creating healing for the storytellers as well as for those who receive their stories.

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