Melanie's Approach to Therapy is
Flexible and personalized to your specific needs and goals for therapy
Advanced clinical graduate training and research in perinatal and postpartum depression.
Intensive Dialectical Behavioral Therapy training recognized by Marsha Linehan.
Areas of Therapy
Melanie provides assessment and treatment services to a broad range of people, ranging in age, gender, sexuality, and culture. Examples of the areas she works with noted below:
Perinatal and Postpartum Anxiety/Depression
Services Offered To
Melanie has specialized training and experience in the following modalities;
CBT is a psychological treatment that has the most robust research showing its effectiveness with a variety of clinical concerns related to anxiety, anger, depression, perinatal and post-partum mood disorders and PTSD. CBT looks at how your thoughts, emotions, feelings, and behavior are all interconnected and influence one another. In CBT clients are encouraged to be in the driver seat by learning skills to manage your thoughts, emotions and behaviors in a more healthy and adaptive way that improves your mental health and overall wellness.
When we experience distressing feeling, emotions and thoughts it is common for humans to want avoid and escape them. Afterall, who really wants to let themselves sit with uncomfortable, overwhelming and intense emotions?
ACT teaches us through various skills how to tolerate and develop acceptance of these feelings, emotions and thoughts. Acceptance, mindfulness, values and behavioral change are key components of ACT and foster what is called psychological flexibility. Psychological flexibility is the ability to live in the present moment and to adapt to changes and difficult life events. ACT is empirically based and has shown to be effective with several clinical conditions such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, and chronic pain.
DBT aims to help people build a life worth living. For treatment with DBT to be considered comprehensive, it needs to include all four of these modes of treatment, including:
-Consultation therapist team meetings
DBT Informed Treatment
Another choice that works for some people is to obtain DBT-informed treatment. This approach adapts the DBT structure based on a person’s particular goal or area of focus in therapy. This approach doesn’t include the four components of comprehensive DBT.
*For those with more severe symptoms and life threatening behaviors, comprehensive DBT is often the most effective approach to treatment
For pricing and information on DBT Comprehensive Treatment please contact me.
Due to the Recent Covid-19 pandemic please self-monitor for symptoms and notify me (prior to appointments) if you have any physical symptoms, traveled outside of Manitoba travel restrictions or if you have been in close contact with a known Covid-19 case. We are all in this together!
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