Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just step the first step. - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
I am a mental health counselor licensed in Massachusetts with over 17 years of experience. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, stress, anxiety, parenting problems, ADHD, and anger management. I also helped many people who have experienced grief and loss, career changes, and eating and sleep disorders.
My counseling style is non-judgmental and supportive. I believe in creating a safe space where one can learn and grow while they are treated with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach is solution focused combining cognitive-behavioral and reality based techniques. I will tailor our sessions and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
Counseling and seeking change is hard work. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that first step up the staircase, I am here to support and empower you.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
RI LMHC MHC01428
MA LMHC 5726
Melanie is great, she is a good active listener and provides great feedback, advice, and tips to navigate stressful or challenging situations. I greatly appreciate her time and energy in listening and conversing with me to help me through difficult times.
Written on Aug 13, 2022 after therapy with Melanie for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and career difficulties
I’m very comfortable discussing uncomfortable topics and don’t feel judged
Written on Apr 19, 2022 after therapy with Melanie for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and self esteem
Melanie is a great listener, provides good feedback, and has helped me a lot through many difficult times.
Written on Jul 08, 2021 after therapy with Melanie for 3 years and 10 months
Melanie is a very good listener. She is warm and professional. She understands my issues and supports me exploring them. She also offers concrete matrix for self care.
And good support for my insecurities.
I feel I have made progress on the issues that I felt I needed help with and will continue to with Melanie's help.
Written on Apr 29, 2021 after therapy with Melanie for 3 years and 8 months on issues concerning eating disorders, and self esteem
She is very easy to talk to and I enjoy my sessions with her
Written on Dec 06, 2020 after therapy with Melanie for 7 months on issues concerning grief, anger management, and adhd
she is an awesome therapist. Melanie has been able to offer a listening ear, and provide ways of coping and really cares about what I'm going through.
Written on Jul 23, 2020 after therapy with Melanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, family conflicts, and self esteem