Melissa Potvin

(MA, LPC, CAADC)

About Me

Hello! My name is Melissa Potvin, and I have a Masters Degree in Counseling and am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) here in the beautiful state of Michigan. My career in counseling has been over the course of the last 12 years and has been concentrated in the field of addictions and trauma. I have experience with multiple areas of addiction and multiple sources of trauma including PTSD and anxiety diagnoses. I have a secondary credential of Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC) from the state of Michigan.

My personal style in interacting with individuals is non-judgmental and non-confrontational. I will work with you on the goals you choose whether it is stopping an unwanted habit or behavior, starting a new relationship or a new career. I have helped a number of clients on a periodic basis through many years as they have needed the extra support at different times in their lives.

I will be as dedicated to this helping process as yourself, checking messages regularly and responding to you through this process. Reaching out to even investigate these options is a beginning start, and I commend you for taking these first steps.

Melissa Potvin MA, LPC, CAADC


Specialties

  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Family conflicts , Grief , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Codependency , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 12

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #6401010700 (Expires: 2022-05-31)


Reviews

Written by K.E. on May 03, 2021 after counseling with Melissa for 1 month on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

Melissa is very attentive, responsive, and supportive. Her professional background and expertise fit perfectly with the issues I'm dealing with. I look forward to it weekly sessions.

Written by J.B. on Apr 29, 2021 after counseling with Melissa for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Melissa was fantastic -- such a big help, with a friendly and realistic approach to therapy.

Written by A.L. on Mar 24, 2021 after counseling with Melissa for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, anger management, and coaching

Melissa is a great listener and helped me out of crisis with my significant other. She did the best job she could and now things are going very smoothly. I plan to keep speaking with her on a 30 minute every other week schedule to keep and maintain the progress I have made. Thanks again Melissa.

Written by J.E. on Dec 14, 2020 after counseling with Melissa for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

She’s great! Always has a good perspective on my situations and is very encouraging and supportive

Written by K.A. on Oct 15, 2020 after counseling with Melissa for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

Melissa Potvin Is a wonderful empathetic therapist who lets you take the lead on where the session will go. She provides framing of issues, guidance and recommendations when appropriate. She is a warm, supportive listener who creates a safe space for you to talk about anything. Working with Melissa was very helpful to me.

Written by D.A. on Oct 14, 2020 after counseling with Melissa for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and compassion fatigue

Melissa helped me through a difficult period when my mental health declined. She was very caring and understood everything i was going through and gave me great advice on how to progress forward. I felt she understood what i was going through and helped me understand without being judged. Many thanks Melissa.

Written by S.A. on Aug 25, 2020 after counseling with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, and coaching

Melissa and I are just getting to know each other at this point, but I’ve found our sessions helpful and therapeutic. I’m looking forward to building the relationship.