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Melissa Lininger, LMSW

Stress, Anxiety Grief
Video Phone Live Chat Messaging

About me

I graduated from Michigan State University with my MSW. After graduating I spent 6 years in Hospice providing grief counseling, stress management, and caregiver support to family members. I have recently transitioned to primary working with individuals with chronic pain and have been doing so since May of 2021. I genuinely want to work in collaboration with my patient's to meet their goals and needs to manage chronic pain, anxiety, depression and trauma. The current modalities that I use with patient's are Pain Reprocessing Therapy (PRT), Cognitive Behavior therapy, and and EMDR, as well as relaxation therapy.

I believe that the client-therapist relationship is the most important aspect of therapy and work hard to get to know you as a person to organize your treatment plan that meets your needs and update the treatment plan as needed.

Thank you for taking the first step. It can be hard to reach out for help when we need it the most. Look forward to working with you. :)

Professional experience

6yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Grief

Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Chronic pain illness and disability, Self-love, Women's issues

Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Somatic Therapy

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

MI LMSW 6801109036


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Melissa Lininger. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

I absolutely enjoyed my time with Melissa. She really helped me through my struggles and gave me great tools to work with for my day to day live.
She is extremely easy to talk to and I felt really understood.

Written on Jul 27, 2022 after therapy with melissa for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Melissa helps me through a very difficult period of my life and provide me with compassion and support through out the journey of therapy

Written on May 05, 2022 after therapy with melissa for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, and coping with life changes