Melanie Dawn Barber, RSW, MSW

Preferred Name: Melanie

Online Therapy

About Me

I am a therapist and Registered Social Worker with Rising Tides Healing Centre in Grand Bay-Westfield New Brunswick Canada. I provide individualized and responsive to care to help you heal from trauma and PTSD. I am trained in EMDR and am currently working towards certification. I am also trained in other trauma-focused modalities such as ACT, DBT, and CBT and also provide Brief Solution focused Family Therapy

Education & Experience

Bachelor of Social Work from St. Thomas University Masters of Social Work from Dalhousie University. I use a strengths based, anti - oppressive approach to assist folks in identifying paths through various life challenges. I have experience with children, youth and adults from all walks of life assisting with crisis management, mood disorders, mental health challenges, life transitions, trauma, emotional regulation

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations


Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Issues
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Moral Injury
  • Personality Disorders
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Race, Culture, Ethnicity Issues
  • Self-Harm
  • Stress Management
  • Suicide Risk
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Expats
  • Families
  • First Responders
  • Immigrants
  • LGBTQ+
  • Seniors
  • Underserved
  • Veterans/Military


  • English


  • BlueCross BlueShield