I am a mental health clinician and am licensed in Michigan. I have 15 years of social work experience and have worked in many systems including schools, Community Mental Health, and child welfare. I am most experienced working with youth, teens, and families and have helped people with a range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma, and parenting issues.
I use an eclectic style of therapy, with a focus on meeting people where they are. I believe in the power of connection, relationships, and compassion. My approach combines cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy, mindfulness, and skill building.
I believe each person has skills, gifts, and the power within themselves to grow, learn, and feel better. When we can understand our thoughts, feelings, and behavior, we can change the way we think, feel, and respond. It is truly an honor to hear your story and work along side you to help create the life you want to live. I look forward to serving you!
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Adoption and Foster Care, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Mood Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Harm, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
MI LMSW 6801097087
Melissa is an incredible human and resource. She is helping me unpack so many issues with grace and patience. You would be lucky to have her in your corner.
Written on Mar 09, 2023 after therapy with Melissa for 1 year on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and self esteem
Melissa is so amazing !
Written on Oct 13, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management
Melissa is so easy to talk to! She is a great listener and she is very helpful!
Written on Oct 02, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, family conflicts, coping with life changes, trauma and abuse, adhd, and anger management
Melissa is great! She’s very down to earth and compassionate, but will always be honest with you about what you need to hear.
Written on Sep 26, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Melissa is a wonderful therapist with a great amount of knowledge about the inner workings of the brain and human behavior. She is very easy to talk to and also gave feedback that was very helpful. She also gave me some useful tips and information that I can use when having difficult moments. Thank you Melissa.
Written on May 14, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and self esteem
Great therapist. Listens and show real empathy
Written on Mar 21, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, and compassion fatigue