Greetings! I have been a family and marriage counselor licensed in Michigan since 2004. I have over 15 years of experience working with adults as young as 18 years old to address trauma , depression, relationship issues , anxiety and religious conflict. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My work in Child Welfare also included therapy for parents and guardians. In 2018 I was hand picked to serve as a Crisis Counselor in Genesee County for First Responder incidents and trauma. The intense work with fire fighters, police officers and doctors who deal with the trauma of being first responders has expanded my expertise to include a population that is very high stressed. I am here for you.
My therapeutic style is centered around patience, acceptance and reflection. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in giving life to stereotypes but instead I encourage my clients to challenge stereotypes. My approach combines evidence based, cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and rational-emotive counseling. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Let me help you.
I applaud and respect you for taking the next step in seeking a more fulfilling and happier life and for initiating a move towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Anger management
LGBT , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Attachment Issues , Avoidant Personality , BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Cancer , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Co-morbidity , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Dependent Personality , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Eating and Food-Related Issues , Emptiness , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Fatherhood Issues , Fertility Issues , First Responder Issues , Forgiveness , Gender Dysphoria , Guilt and Shame , Hoarding , Immigration Issues , Impulsivity , Infidelity , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Men's Issues , Midlife Crisis , Military and Veterans Issues , Money and Financial Issues , Mood Disorders , Multicultural Concerns , Narcissism , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Paranoia , Personality Disorders , Phobias , Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships , Postpartum Depression , Posttraumatic Stress , Pregnancy and Childbirth , Prejudice and Discrimination , Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling) , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Sex Addiction , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Sexual Dysfunction , Sexuality , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LMSW #6801086407 (Expires: 2022-04-30)
Melanie, is so understanding, and listens so well, I have had an amzing experience with her, and have felt so much more at peace even in such a short amount of time, I really would recommend her services!
I really enjoyed and benefited from working with Melanie. She was always so honest with me and helped me to work through my issues with compassion and understanding. Endlessly grateful! I have made some real progress since starting therapy with Melanie.
I really enjoy working with Melanie, she is always kind and helps me to think about my situations in a very encouraging way. I appreciate her open nature and helpful words