My name is Melanie Assid. I graduated with a BA in Psychology from Denison University and also earned a MSSA from Case Western Reserve University. I have since obtained my clinical social work license in both Ohio and Tennessee. In the last 17 years I have worked with clients of various ages facing a variety of challenges. These challenges include, but are not limited to, mood and anxiety disorders, ADHD, and adjustment disorders. As a social worker affiliated with a hospital, I have worked a lot with those who have various medical conditions and disabilites. I have a special interest in working with those with visual impairment as well as with older adults and those who may be caring for them. When working with clients, I tend to utilize cognitive behavioral, solution-focused, client-centered, and/or minfulness therapy approaches. I am also trained in motivational interviewing.
Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Communication Problems, Family Problems, Guilt and Shame, Isolation / Loneliness, Mood Disorders, Visually Impaired, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
TN LCSW 6336
OH LISW I.0800139-SUPV
so great! she is always quick to respond and knows how to help me
Written on Aug 01, 2022 after therapy with Melanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety