Hi and thank you for having the courage to take this first step.
Life is a journey. Through my passion to empower you, I will help move you on a path forward in life. I will guide you through discovering your strengths and self-awareness to bring you clarity and direction. I am open-minded and create an environment that promotes healing and transformation.
I was born and raised in upstate New York. Completed my bachelors in exercise science from Ithaca College and a masters in social work from University of South Florida. I am a licensed clinical social worker, LCSW, in the state of Florida. I have over 7 years clinical experience and also the owner of a private practice.
I specialize in trauma, PTSD, anger management, depression, coping skills, relationships, self-esteem, behavior issues, couples, stress, life transitions, and grief. My integrative therapeutic approach utilizes trauma focused, cognitive behavior, and mindfulness techniques. These approaches are briefly described as: trauma informed care (TIC) is about safety, transparency, trustworthiness, voice, choice, and empowerment; cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) is about the connection of our thoughts, feelings and behaviors and how they affect our daily lives; mindfulness based (MBCT) is being accepted and aware of yourself. Other types of evidenced based techniques I incorporate are strength based, solution focused, family systems, holistic, client centered and culturally sensitive.
I look forward to helping you grow and move you forward into the next chapter in your life. Let’s get started!
- Relationship issues
- Trauma and abuse
- Anger management
- Self esteem
I also have experience in Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Coping with life changes, ADHD
LCSW #SW15618 (Expires: 2021-03-31)
I am very comfortable sharing my inner most thoughts and issues with Melissa Pesce. Her suggestions and insight help me make sense of my current response to past trauma.