I am a licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Florida and intensively trained in DBT ( Dialectical Behavioral therapy). My background and experience encompasses working in both the public and private sectors. I have worked with all demographics of which include clients of whom, are dually diagnosed with mental health and substance abuse issues. In addition, I have provided clinical services to clients of whom, suffer from major depressive and anxiety disorders, substance abuse , process addiction, trauma/grief and loss, eating disorders, adjustment disorders, and the chronically mentally ill.
My warm, empathic, and engaging style enables me to easily align with my clients to establish rapport and trust. My client centered approach endorses the therapist-client team approach and underscores the value of self-determination. In my practice I utilize evidenced based clinical treatment models such as: Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused, CBT ( Cognitive Behavioral therapy) and DBT.
I can appreciate and understand that asking for " help " can feel scary and uncomfortable. I am here to provide my expertise, support, and guidance as you begin your journey of improved mental health and happiness. I look forward to meeting you... Lets get started!!!
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, First Responder Issues, Hospice and End of Life Counseling
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
FL LCSW SW 17039
Written on Mar 09, 2023 after therapy with Melanie for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes
Melanie was very helpful for opening my mind and getting me to consider things (and life) from a different perspective, and this helped push me to do the work I needed to do to get where I want to be at this stage in life. Time management and scheduling could be better but when we did have our sessions they were very helpful!
Written on Jan 29, 2023 after therapy with Melanie for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
Melanie is simply amazing, great listener and always have a great advise. Working with for the last three months have given more strength and guidance. She really care about her clients wellbeing. I recommend her for anyone seeking help. You will feel better and heal from whatever is troubling you.
Written on Nov 10, 2022 after therapy with Melanie for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and anger management
Melanie is very kind and helps you feel comfortable from the beginning. I had been apprehensive about therapy for years and through working with Melanie I became very comfortable with it. She is great at showing you a new perspective and why it can be more helpful. It is very apparent she cares about her clients and their experience. I no longer feel the need to continue weekly therapy as a result of the practices I've put into place through learning from Melanie. She is a great choice to be your therapist and your time will be well spent.
Written on Nov 04, 2022 after therapy with Melanie for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and grief
Very patient and pleasant to talk to. Offers great advice
Written on Sep 16, 2022 after therapy with Melanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues
Written on Jul 13, 2022 after therapy with Melanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, and coping with life changes