Melanie Perron Counselling


Change is an opportunity for growth


I personalize my approach to your specific needs and goals for therapy.

I have a Master’s of Social Work (Clinical Stream) and advanced clinical graduate training plus research in perinatal and postpartum depression.

Areas of Therapy

I provide therapy services to persons with the following;

Borderline Personality Disorder

Emotional Dysregulation

Anxiety Disorders

Disordered Eating

Relationship Issues


Work Related Burnout

Melanie has specialized training and experience in the following modalities:

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

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:
-Individual therapy
-Skills groups
-Phone coaching 
-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. 

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

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.

Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)

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. 

Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)

Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) explores emotions and how they are experienced from a functional aspect. It delves into how emotions influence your thoughts, behaviours, and relational style, meaning, how secure (or insecure) you feel in your relationships. In our time together, I will take a non-judgmental and compassionate approach with the goal of supporting you in developing a richer understanding of your emotions. Together, we will reshape how you interact with others so you feel safer, more secure, and happier.

“Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren’t always comfortable, but they’re never weakness.”
― Brené Brown

Contact Melanie

Let's chat

Phone: 204-509-8260

Before you send your message, please read the following; There is no guarantee of privacy due to inherent privacy flaws when using any technology (e.g., security breaches). 

You are not considered a client of Melanie Perron, MSW RSW Ltd until we  have a formal agreement in place where we confirm our understanding  of what is being consented to, including the risks and benefits.

If you are submitting a message to Melanie Perron MSW RSW, you will be  contacted by email within 2-3 business days. If you do not get a timely  reply, check your junk mail box. 

For urgent mental health attention, attend the Crisis Response Centre at 817 Bannatyne, Winnipeg, MB or your nearest emergency room.  

Thank you for reaching out to me. I look forward to connecting with you.