Meli Louie

Meli Louie
Counsellor for Indigenous Students
Office: The Student Wellness Centre

Hello, my name is Meli Louie and I am Ahousaht of the Nuu-chah-nulth Nation from the west coast of Vancouver Island. I have been a visitor in the L’kwungen, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ territories since I was a child.  I am a half-time counsellor for Indigenous students at UVic Counselling Services. During the last academic year, I completed a year-long internship with UVic Counselling as part of the completion requirements for the M.A. in the Indigenous Community Counselling Psychology Program through the UVic Department of Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies

I believe that everyone has gifts that may be realized, discovered and built upon with support. I work from a strength-based, person and community centered approach. I look holistically at the self, striving for balance in all aspects (emotional, physical, intellectual and spiritual). I am also aware of the impacts of colonization and intergenerational trauma while recognizing resilience and wellness in our communities and cultures.