About Me

Melody Barnes is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) and licensed addiction counselor (LAC) specializing in individual, couples and family therapy at Melody Barnes LCSW, LAC, INC., private practice in Missoula, Montana.

With over 30 years experience in addiction and mental health treatment she is currently serving as a private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. Among her areas of expertise are co-occurring disorders, addiction and recovery, pain medication and other opioid dependence, mood disorders, trauma and loss, autism spectrum disorders, parenting education, and assistance with relationship issues.

In addition to being a addiction and mental health psychotherapist, Melody Barnes has presented at state conferences and to general audiences speaking on the topics of addiction, opioid dependence and chronic pain, and parenting.

Melody Barnes is an interactive, cognitive-behavioral, motivation-enhancement and mindfulness oriented psychotherapist. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. She integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.


Walla Walla University Master's of Social Work 2002

Fort Wright College Bachelor's in Human Services 1982

License, Certifications & Awards

Montana LCSW (699) Since 2005

Montana LAC (423) Since 1986

Professional Activities and Memberships

National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Since

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