I am licensed in the state of Ohio to independently practice counseling, and I have training in three different evidence based therapies; EMDR, CBT, and DBT. I have a lengthy history of working with survivors of trauma, and I am able to help clients manage symptoms of anxiety, challenge and test the accuracy of thoughts that maybe causing problems; and help with managing emotions and improving communication. Throughout the course of my counseling sessions, I challenge clients to identify their professional and personal supporters and to not engage in unsafe behaviors. I encourage the clients I work with to learn skills to “fill their toolboxes” with skills so that they can improve their ability to independently manage symptoms and the overcome obstacles they face in life. It is hard work to make changes in your life through counseling and I will challenge you to reach your potential. I will also help you to celebrate your successes when they occur. And they will occur. I look forward to working with you.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Compassion fatigue, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Domestic Violence, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
OH LPCC E.1700259
WA LMHC 61268551
I felt very heard with her, she provided me context to my personal situation that was very insightful and helped me get out of my own head
Written on Sep 14, 2023 after therapy with Melanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem
After several bad therapy experiences from a child through my early 20s, I thought therapy was not for me. My husband encouraged me to try again after having severe anxiety. I was hesitant but Melanie is a gem. I can tell she genuinely cares and just wanting to provide help and support. I would recommend her a millions times over.
Written on Jun 08, 2023 after therapy with Melanie for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues
Melanie is very helpfully for all the problems I have; and she is very patient and great motivator to encourage me to be better
Written on Mar 29, 2023 after therapy with Melanie for 11 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and anger management
Melanie is a fantastic therapist. I've been working with her for a couple of years now. She is very compassionate and caring about how I feel. She is great when I get hung up on something that is bothering me. She's able to pull me away from bad thoughts or feelings I have about myself and has helped me improve my life day to day.
Written on Mar 12, 2023 after therapy with Melanie for 1 year and 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
She's the best.
Written on Nov 17, 2022 after therapy with Melanie for 2 years and 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, and adhd
Melanie Dente is a wonderful therapist she offers a wide variety of skill sets and exercises to help you achieve not only your goal as a person but also her goal as a professional. I would highly recommend her.
Written on Nov 13, 2022 after therapy with Melanie for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes