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My name is Melody Cesar (she/her) and I am the heart and guiding force behind Tulia Counselling and Consulting. I am a Registered Social Worker practicing in Treaty Six territory (Edmonton) and have called this place home my whole life but my roots are from Rwanda, Tanzania and Germany. I speak English, French, Swahili, and German. I have a deep-rooted passion for supporting individuals in need. 


I specialize in helping adults, couples, and families to heal from trauma and learn how to reconnect with people you love and find hope. The majority of my practice focuses on healing from the impact of trauma and supporting people to build the relationships they want in their life.  My approach is trauma-informed and led from an Intersectional Feminist, Anti-Racist, and Anti-Oppressive framework.

I believe in the power of connection and the profound impact it can have on the human experience.

What I Offer

I offer a safe and supportive environment to help individuals overcome their challenges and achieve their goals using evidence-based therapies such as:

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR),

  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT),

  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT),

  • Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT),

  • Exposure & Response Prevention Therapy (ERP), 

  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT),

  • Animal Assisted Therapy

My mission is to offer an environment where individuals not only find solace but also feel truly seen and validated. The values of empathy, authenticity, and growth are woven into every session, as I accompany clients on a transformative journey toward emotional well-being.


If you are facing any of these, there’s hope:

  • Feeling depressed and struggling to find joy in life

  • Overwhelming anxious thoughts and fears

  • Healing from a difficult childhood

  • Feeling like you are failing as a parent no matter what you try

  • Conflict in your relationships and struggling to feel close to people you love

  • Navigating systemic oppression

Let’s work together to move towards the life you want!

My Background & Training


2021 - Master of Social Work | Wilfrid Laurier University

2011 - Bachelor of Arts, Psychology Major | University of Alberta

Additional Certification and Training
  • BIPOC Eating Disorders Conference

  • Understanding and Applying the DSM-5 in Healthcare Practice

  • Emotion-Focused Therapy Externship (Couples)

  • EMDR Basic Training

  • Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional

  • DBT Skills Training


Finding the right therapist doesn't have to be hard.

Reach out today.

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