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Melissa Blackmer, LMFT, LMHC

Stress, Anxiety Anger management Self esteem Bipolar disorder Depression
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About me

I am a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) and licensed mental health counselor (LMHC) in the state of Indiana. I am also certified in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for kids and teens. I have been working in the social services and education fields since 2002, with the last 10 years being focused on mental health counseling and program managment. I have worked in the community mental health setting with children, teens, adults, families and couples. I have worked with a wide range of issues but particularly enjoy working with teens and women working through anxiety, depression, bipolar, DMDD, ADHD, and trauma. I enjoy working with adults who are also looking for life coaching regarding life changes and career or Christian counseling.

My approach is typically rooted in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), solution focused therapy and reality therapy. I strongly belief that what we think impacts how we feel and behave. After years of working with a variety of clients, I have also learned that all behavior also indicate needs. Helping clients identify their needs and goals are foundational to helping clients move towards change.

I know how much courage it can take to come to therapy! I would absolutely be honored to walk with you on your journey towards wholeness and wellness.

I look forward to working with you!

Professional experience

10yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Emptiness, First Responder Issues, Guilt and Shame, Intellectual Disability, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information

IN LMFT 35001972A

IN LMHC 39002638A