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Individual Counselling for Adults and Youths

Welcome to Down to Earth Counselling.  Life can be tough and you don’t have to face it alone. I’m Melonia, a Registered Social Worker offering counselling services in a variety of formats to best suit your needs. As the name implies, I like to take a direct, casual and practical approach to my work that is individualized and accessible to all.

Individual Counselling for Adults and Youths

Welcome to Down to Earth Counselling.  Life can be tough and you don’t have to face it alone. I’m Melonia, a Registered Social Worker offering counselling services in a variety of formats to best suit your needs. As the name implies, I like to take a direct, casual and practical approach to my work that is individualized and accessible to all.

About Us

Supporting You At Each Life Stage

At Down To Earth Counselling, I offer counselling services tailored to your unique needs. With a focus on anxiety, coping skills, parenting, grief, and more, I am here to guide you toward mental and emotional well-being.

B.A.(Hons) (Bachelor of Social Work), 2012

Member of Manitoba College of Social Workers (since 2012)

Perinatal Mental Health Certified, 2022

Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling Therapy, 2023

15 Minute Complimentary Consultation

I believe the first step to wellness is finding out if we are great fit! With a free 15min consultation, we can determine if we are the right fit for each other.

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Areas Of Expertise

Anxiety & Stress Management

Find relief from anxiety and stress with tailored strategies that empower you to regain control over your emotions and life.

Infertility, Pregnancy & Postpartum Counselling

Trying to or becoming a parent is a transformational time in life. Get support navigating this emotional journey with a compassionate and trained provider.

Coping Skills & Emotional Regulation

Equip yourself with essential coping skills and emotional regulation techniques to navigate life’s challenges with strength and clarity.

Let's get started.

Reach out today to receive individualized support for your unique journey.

In-office
appointment

You can book a 60-minute initial or follow-up appointment at our Brandon or Minnedosa location. Evenings are also available to accommodate busy schedules.

Virtual/Phone Appointment

Embrace the convenience of  virtual counselling appointments from the comfort of your own space. Our secure online platform ensures that you can access support from anywhere in the province. Evenings are also available to accommodate busy schedules.

Walk & Talk Appointment

As a trained Walk & Talk counsellor, sessions are held outside as we walk on a flat, accessible path for the duration of our session. This service is available in Minnedosa & Brandon following an initial appointment to ensure compatibility. Babies in strollers/carriers very welcome. Available all year.

 

FAQ

FAQ's got you covered!

I always say ‘go with your gut’ on this! However, some key indicators that you have found the right therapist include:

– you feel safe

– you are able to be open and honest

– you trust your therapist

– you feel seen and heard by your therapist

 

If after meeting, you do not feel I am the right fit for you, please tell me and I will provide you with a list of several recommended therapists who I feel may be a good fit. I would always rather you have support in place, even if it isn’t me.

Our hours of operation are as follow:

  • Monday – 8:30 am – 5 pm (Minnedosa)
  • Wednesday – 10 am – 7 pm (Brandon)
  • Thursday – 10 am – 7 pm (Brandon)

In-person (office) or walk & talk appointments also available in Brandon or Minnedosa. 

All sessions are 60mins with a fee of $115. As a Registered Social Worker, my services are covered under many insurance plans but it is your responsibility to check the coverage provided under your own insurance plan.

 
As a general rule, any appointments cancelled with less than 24 hours notice will be billed at 50% of the usual rate. I do understand that unexpected things can come up so exceptions may apply at my discretion. If you do not show up for your appointment, you will be billed for the full cost of the appointment. To cancel an appointment you can reach me at melonia@downtoearthcounselling.ca
 

I take confidentiality seriously. However there are 3 circumstances in which I am obligated to share your information without first obtaining your consent:

1) If you disclose you have serious intent to harm yourself or someone else, I am obligated to call someone to take you to safety. I am also obligated to call the person you intend to harm to let them know of your intentions so they can stay safe.

2) If you disclose information that indicates a child needs protection I have a duty to report this to Child and Family Services.

3)If notes from our sessions are subpoenaed by court, I am obligated to share them with the court and they will become part of the courts record. Please be aware I would share only what I have to.

 

*Should any of these circumstances arise, I will inform you and work through it with you to maintain our therapeutic relationship.

Contact Us Today

Book Your Counselling Session Now

I look forward to meeting you & helping you take the first step towards a brighter future.

Opening Hours
  • Monday - 8:30 am - 5 pm (Minnedosa)

  • Wednesday - 10 am - 7 pm (Brandon)

  • Thursday - 10 am - 7 pm (Brandon)
Flora's Walk

Flora's Walk for Perinatal Mental Health

You are invited to join us for Minnedosa’s 2nd annual Floras walk for Maternal Mental Health (In association with the Canadian Perinatal Mental Health Collaborative).

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Mama Matters

Maternal Mental Health Workshop

Come together with others in a similar life stage to learn and connect. Best suited to those who are pregnant or in the postpartum period (0-12 months).

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