I am a licensed clinical social worker with nearly ten years of in-depth experience working with family caregivers. Previous to starting my private practice, I owned and operated one of the largest home care agencies in Tampa Bay. During this time, I recognized a reoccurring pattern of depression, anxiety, isolation and shame in professional and family caregivers.
I have been invited to be a guest speaker at events throughout Tampa Bay and enjoys facilitating caregiver support groups. As a member of the St. Petersburg Commission on Aging, I'm committed to being civically engaged to enhance the well- being of older adults and the caregivers that serve them in my community.
Melanie has been involved in evidenced based research at the University of South Florida and is published in the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Family conflicts
I also have experience in Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues