Welcome! My name is Melissa Nash and I am a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Maryland. I have been working as a therapist now for 12 years. I believe each person is made up of many parts. When one of these parts is stressed, scared, hurt, or has experienced some type of trauma, the entire person is impacted.
I approach therapy by looking at you, the client, as the expert. You know you and your life story. My job is to be the outsider looking in. To help identify the problem areas and work with you to discover how to get your entire system working in a peaceful way again.
I have been blessed to work with clients from all walks of life. The problem areas that I have helped others work through include depression, anxiety, trauma, stress management, work/life balance, and the journey of searching for your purpose in life.
A fun anecdote about myself is: that I always wanted to become a nurse. I really wanted to help people. Once I got into college, I quickly realized that nursing was not for me. I am happy to say I found a career that I love AND I can help people.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
MD LCSW-C 15416
Melissa has been a great therapist. But honestly i think of our interactions and conversations more of a mental health coach. I feel like i have a partner in navigating and working through mental health challenges. 10/10 would recommend.
Written on Apr 08, 2023 after therapy with Melissa for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and family conflicts