Melissa DeFilippi

(LICSW)

About Me

I have been a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker for 17 years. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, and addictions.

My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I tailor my approach to each client. I use a combination of approaches, including: cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, rational-emotive, solution-focused. Treatment goals are client-led as I believe in a client-centered approach to treatment - where we explore and use your own strengths to facilitate personal growth.

It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression

I also have experience in Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LICSW #110274 (Expires: 2021-01-31)


Reviews

Written by A.B. on Mar 30, 2019 after counseling with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Melissa is extremely helpful and kind and generous with her support. So far, I am loving talking with her through the site's chat service. She is very good at pinpointing what my problems are and providing advice and worksheets on how to overcome them/improve on them. I can't wait to see how I progress under her guidance! All I can really say to her is thank you so much for being so kind and understanding, it means a lot.

Written by A.Y. on Mar 27, 2019 after counseling with Melissa for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and self esteem

I have completely changed the way I see things with my counselors help. She is amazing.

Written by M.A. on Jan 21, 2019 after counseling with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Melissa communicates incredibly well via text. She is insightful and practical. I feel like she takes time to listen to my needs and provides information and work that is relevant and helpful.

Written by J.U. on Feb 01, 2018 after counseling with Melissa for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, and trauma and abuse

She is amazing. She helped me recognize issues/toxic patterns in my relationship that I could not see. I could not have done it with out Melissa! She told me what I needed to hear in the most respectful and supportive way.

Written by V.E. on Jan 13, 2018 after counseling with Melissa for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, and anger

I’ve been struggling with anxiety and depression for a long time and simply couldn’t bare it any longer. When I signed up for BetterHelp, I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I was hopeful. I have to say my experience with Melissa has far exceeded all expectations. I have been talking to Melissa for over 4 months now. I am so grateful to have found such a wonderful, caring, knowledgeable and relatable counselor. From the first day, Melissa made it very easy for me to connect with her and share my feelings and thoughts. She helped discover things about myself and my relationships that I wasn’t aware of before. Melissa gave me the tools to deal with my stress and helped me stay calm and in control. Life is a journey and of course my problems are not magically solved. However, now I have tools to deal with them, I can keep myself calm and focused. I feel like a million-pound weight has been lifted off my shoulders and I can breathe again. And, that feels amazing!


Written by J.O. on Aug 29, 2017 after counseling with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and family

Melissa is exceptionally talented, empathetic and professional. I've seen many counselors over the years - and she is far and away the most effective I've had. Melissa is really something special.

Written by T.A. on Jun 08, 2017 after counseling with Melissa for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, self esteem, anger, career, and bipolar

I LOVE Melissa! She is so educated and understanding! I feel so lucky being matched up with her!

Written by S.T. on May 27, 2017 after counseling with Melissa for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, and self esteem

Melissa is very kind and knowledgeable.

Written by S.A. on May 26, 2017 after counseling with Melissa for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family, grief, intimacy-related, eating, and sleeping

I LOVE MELISSA. She's witty, fun and personable. She helps me talk through my barriers with direction, purpose and excitement. She's the first therapist I connected with and I got lucky. She shares her experience and knowledge practically, and I have already benefited immensely from our sessions.