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Dr. Melanie Badali,
R. Psych
PH&S Leadership Coach & Workplace Consultant

Dr. Melanie Badali is a Registered Psychologist in British Columbia, Canada with over 20 years of experience working as a consultant, clinician, researcher, instructor, and knowledge translator in the field of psychology.Dr. Badali has been working in the area of workplace mental health since 2001, when she began conducting psychovocational assessments and Work-Focused CBT interventions to help people gain employment and return to work. Now she focuses on using evidence-based techniques and positive psychology principles to coach executives, helping them to achieve their goals and reach their full potential. She also provides workshops, training and consulting to groups and organizations in both the private and public sector.

As a Board Director for Anxiety Canada, a non-profit organization that increases awareness, promotes education and provides resources for people dealing with anxiety, her role includes strategic direction, advocacy, research, knowledge translation and speaking to the media. She has been interviewed or quoted in various print, radio, television, and online media outlets, including the CBC, Global News, Reader’s Digest, Chatelaine Magazine and Today’s Parent.As a clinician, Dr. Badali has experience working in a variety of settings including inpatient and outpatient, public and private. She currently provides psychological assessment and treatment services at the North Shore Stress and Anxiety Clinic. She is also a registered psychology provider for Veterans Affairs Canada, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and the Canadian Forces. She is certified in the practice of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) by the Canadian Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies and supports the organization to advance training, knowledge and accreditation in CBT. 

Dr. Badali trains and supervises in psychology and other disciplines. She is an Adjunct Professor in the Master’s of Counselling Psychology Program at Yorkville University and a Licensed In-House Tutor for The Association for Psychological Therapies. Her work on the book for psychology students, “Match Made on Earth” was recognized by the Canadian Council of Professional Psychology Programs with a Special Award for Contributions to Clinical Psychology.Dr. Badali’s research interests are in the area of anxiety, pain, social context, and communication. She has published research in peer-reviewed scientific journals and presented her work at national and international conferences. 

Dr. Badali obtained her Ph.D. and M.A. degrees in Clinical Psychology from the University of British Columbia. She holds a B.A. (Honours Psychology) degree from McGill University. She completed her pre-doctoral clinical psychology internship at the University of Washington School of Medicine. She is a life long learner and continues to develop competency in specialty areas through continuing education.