I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Wisconsin with over 4 years providing therapy to teens, adults, and families. I have worked with a variety of issues including PTSD and Complex PTSD, depression, anxiety, relationship challenges, goal-setting, self-harm, parenting skills, social skills, poor body image, self-esteem, and helping people finding purpose and meaning in their lives.
My approach is warm, supportive, encouraging, collaborative, and accountable. I work with clients to dream of life outside of suffering. Together, we create mini steps to move you into the direction of your best self. I use a holistic and integrative approach to counseling including the use of evidence based treatments such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). As well as mindfulness, meditation, yoga, essential oils, art, dance, creative writing, exercise, and nature.
I am proud of you for finally making space for you. You are deserving of a life filled with joy, passion, happiness, and the ability to navigate obstacles in a safe and effective way.
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Body Image, Codependency, Emptiness, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
WI LPC 8699-125
Melanie is kind and actually reads / remembers what I’ve said. She responds to my thoughts and helps me work thru them. She provides insight and different angles to view information as well as ask me questions to get me to dig deeper into my thoughts. She’s helped me be more gentle with myself and recognize my accomplishments. I would recommend her to anyone, she’s a great therapist.
Written on Oct 01, 2023 after therapy with Melanie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes
My interactions thus far with Melanie (both via messaging and virtual meetings) have been wonderful and she immediately was able to identify and help me place in to words my struggles. Looking forward to working with her.
Written on Jul 28, 2023 after therapy with Melanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues
In only two sessions, Melanie has helped me more than I could have imagined. She provides strategies that feel relevant to the situation and are attainable. Melanie is warm, comforting, understanding, and supportive. I could not have asked for better match.
Written on Jul 19, 2023 after therapy with Melanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Melanie has made me feel heard, important, valued & motivated. Her responses of both, what I need to work on & what I've done well at, have been encouraging.
Written on Jul 16, 2023 after therapy with Melanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and anger management
Very supportive and knowledgeable. She helped me feel comfortable which made it easier to open up
Written on Jul 15, 2023 after therapy with Melanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd