I am licensed in Ohio with 17 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. I am trained in EMDR a speciality therapy for trauma. I am also trained in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)and DBT. I have worked in a variety of settings including the military community, Safety Forces, private practice, and community services. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to seek help takes courage and I am proud of you for getting started!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Blended Family Issues, Codependency, Communication Problems, Domestic Violence, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Military and Veterans Issues, Post-traumatic Stress, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
OH LISW I.0009826-SUPV
Melissa is a life saver. I can’t find the words to thank her for what she has done for me. She gives me get advise which I follow and it has worked every single time. I don’t know how she does it but God bless this lady.
Written on Apr 20, 2023 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues