I have been practicing Social Work for 15 years. I have been a practicing psychotherapist for 6 years. I come with an array of life experience and deliver compassion focused treatment. I encourage emotional processing and will walk with you through your healing journey. I focus on your strengths, your current coping mechanisms and where you want to make improvements in your life. I have trained in DBT, CBT, MBSR, MI, ACT and many more. After emotional processing we focus on solutions and life goals for your happiness.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
TX LCSW 106072
NY LCSW 093725
PA LCSW CW022660
SD CSW-PIP 4947
Melissa is extremely knowledgeable and explains things to me in a very approachable but direct manner. She’s awesome at what she does!
Written on Sep 12, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, and adhd
Truly life changing, I wish I had started sooner!
Written on Sep 11, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue
Melissa is a very down-to-earth therapist. She listens and understands my experience, and provides recommendations I’ve never thought of before. And they work! I feel like I’m being heard and respected when I meet with her. I’m very fortunate to have been matched with her.
Written on Sep 09, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Melissa is very understanding and takes time to listen to me. She is brutally honest which is great she doesn’t sugar coat anything which I appreciate.
Written on Jul 25, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and sleeping disorders
She responds quickly and is willing to fit me in wherever she can.
Written on Jul 19, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching
She's extremely supportive, understanding and considerate, also gives so many valuable and practical pieces of advice to solve your particular problem. I really enjoy sessions with her ❤️
Written on Jul 18, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and anger management