Melissa Barton Registered Social Worker at Relationship Therapy Centre in Mississauga and Burlington

Melissa Barton

She/Her

Registered Social Worker

In Person Therapy MississaugaVirtual Therapy

Session Fees:

$175+ HST for Individual Therapy
$175+ HST for Perinatal Therapy
$175+ HST for Child Therapy
$175+ HST for Teen Therapy
$175+ HST for Family Therapy
$175+ HST Couple Therapy/Relationship Counselling/Marriage Counselling

Supporting Ages:

Adults 18+Teens 12-17

Languages Spoken:

English

Service Type:

Couple/Relationship TherapyFamily TherapyIndividual TherapyTherapy for ChildrenTherapy for Teens

Melissa Barton

She/Her

Registered Social Worker

In Person Therapy MississaugaVirtual Therapy

Particular Areas of Focus:

Parent/Caregiver support, Communication and Conflict Management, Substance Misuse, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Work-Life Balance

About me as an Individual Therapist…

My priority as your therapist is you. I am here to listen, support, guide and assist you with meeting your goals. Your sessions will always focus on your individual needs. We will start where you are comfortable and if you are not sure where exactly that is, that’s okay too. We will develop a plan together.

As a generalist clinician, and as a therapist derived from many years of community based social work, I practice with application of theories that explore origins of behavior with evidence-based approaches. Sessions will offer perspective based on the person in environment theory, considering the client within their psychosocial contexts.

Consultations are available at no cost!

More About Me:

Hi, my name is Melissa Barton, and I am a registered social worker educated with a master of social work, honors bachelor of social work degree and diploma in child and youth work.

For over 20 years I’ve been providing direct support service to families in the community experiencing hardships and acute crises situations. In my professional role, I have had the opportunity to stand with and advocate for children and families which in turn has provided me with invaluable learning.

I now offer individual, couples and family therapy at the Relationship Therapy Centre in Mississauga. My approach to therapy is tailored to meet the unique needs of each person. I provide a private, safe space and supportive therapeutic environment for this important work to happen.

If you are looking to connect with a patient and kind, female therapist, I am currently accepting new clients.  I am available for regular and ongoing sessions, or single sessions to process/discuss a specific situation, concern, topic or need.

Addictions, Adolescent Development, Anger Management, Anxiety, Behaviour Challenges, BIPOC Experiences, Boundaries, Break Ups, Bullying, Burn Out, Child Development, Co-Parenting, Codependency, Communication, Depression, Divorce/Separation, Emotion Regulation, Family Relationships, Friend Relationships, Grief, Life Transitions, Loneliness, Loss, Marginalization and Oppression, Marriage and Romantic Relationships, Panic Attacks, Parenting, Perfectionism, Personal Identity/Growth, Risk of/Trafficking, Running Away, School Challenges, Self Esteem/Self Worth, Self Harm, Sex and Intimacy, Social Anxiety, Stress, Substance Use/Dependence, Suicidal Ideation, Trauma, Work-Life Balance
Anti-Oppressive, Attachment Based Therapy, Brief Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Strengths Based, Trauma Focused, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Experience


  • Over 20 years of experience in the helping profession in private organizations and mandated government agencies.
  • William Osler Health System – Patient and Family Advisory Committee Member (Volunteer).
  • Extensive post graduate training in Ontario child welfare policy & CYFSA.
  • Experience with family court, criminal court,  and the youth criminal justice system.
  • Intensive case management experience supporting families within the context of formal community systems with a focus on mitigating risk and increasing safety.
  • Specialized experience with crises intervention, working with parents and teens,  completing complex needs analyst, legal reports, coordinating individualized informal support networks and community collateral teams, implementation of signs of safety and goal-oriented service plans.


Education


  • Registered Social Worker (RSW via OCSWSSW)
  • Child & Youth Care Practitioner (CYCP via OACYC)
  • Master’s in Social Work (MSW, 2009)
  • Honors Bachelor in Social Work (H. BSW, 2008)
  • Child and Youth Work diploma (CYW, 2002)
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