Mrs. Melanie Johannson, MSW RSW RCC

(She, her)
Preferred Name: Melanie

Online Therapy

About Me

I have been an employee with a major health region in BC for 18 years and transitioned to private practice in 2021. I have been married for 30 years and have one adult son. I have a passion for photography, travel and cats. I try to stay fit through walking and yoga.

Education & Experience

I have been a Social Worker since 1988 (BSW) and 1994 (MSW). I have worked in a variety of capacities over my career including Relationship Violence in shelters, counselling programs and in management. I became interested in the world of Employee and Family Assistance programs to broadened by scope as a therapist and manager. I love assisting clients in recovering from traumatic experiences past and present using emdr and a variety of other therapies. I am now full time private practice with a strong network of therapists alongside supporting each other in this important work.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

I am a member of BC Association of Social Workers I am registered with BC College of Social workers I am registered with BC Clinical Counsellors Association

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Addictions
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Birth Trauma/Pregnancy Loss
  • Brain Injury
  • Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Issues
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Moral Injury
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Somatic Issues
  • Stress Management
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Couples
  • First Responders
  • Seniors
  • Veterans/Military


  • English


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