About Melanie Perron

I am a genuine and compassionate person that considers the therapeutic relationship as a key ingredient for people to have a positive experience with therapy. I believe we are all unique and have different life experiences that bring us to therapy, therefore, I don’t adhere to a one size fits all approach to therapy.

My approach to therapy is flexible and personalized to your specific needs and goals for therapy. I have vast experience working with people of all walks of life with the following issues;

  • Mental health concerns related to anxiety, depression, borderline personality disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, bi-polar affective disorder and disordered eating.
  • Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Substance abuse
  • Body and self-image issues
  • Trauma
  • Relationship problems
  • Grief reactions
  • Work-related burnout
  • Anger management problems

Education and Qualifications

I am a Registered Social Worker (RSW) with the Manitoba College of Social Workers. The benefit of seeking counselling from a regulated professional is that their regulatory bodies ensure its members adhere to a certain code of ethics, standards of practice, competence and continued education. 

I hold an undergraduate degree in Social Work and a Masters of Social Work (MSW) degree (clinical stream) obtained from the University of Manitoba. I have completed advanced clinical training and research in perinatal and postpartum mood disorders.

My clinical experience spans over 17 years of working in a variety of settings including adult mental health, school-based addiction services, and child and adolescent mental health outpatient and crisis services.