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Melissa Ray, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse Parenting issues Self esteem, Motivation
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About me

Hello! My name is Melissa. I am a liscensed clinical social worker I look forward to beginning work with you to improve your overall mental health!
I graduated from Edinboro University in 2017 with a Master's Degree in Social Work. I obtained my LCSW in 2020.
Since becoming a social worker in 2013, I have gained some professional experience working in child welfare, hospital social work, community mental health, school-based therapy and residential treatment, as well as personal experience with foster care and adoption.
I can provide an array of treatment modalities, such as: CBT, DBT, and ACT. I am also certifited in Trauma Focused-CBT and I always provide trauma informed care.
I look forward to helping you work through your depression, anxiety, trauma and/or any other challenges you are facing that take away from you living your best possible life. I can't wait to meet you!

Professional experience

4yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse Parenting issues Self esteem, Motivation

Additional areas of focus: Anger management, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Avoidant Personality, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Hearing Impaired, HIV / AIDS, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Traumatic Brain Injury, Trichotillomania, Visually Impaired, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Gottman Method, Hypnotherapy, Imago Relationship Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Services offered

Video
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License information

PA LCSW CW021317

Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Melissa Ray. 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.

So far my thoughts of Melissa are she’s caring and very supportive.

Written on Jun 02, 2023 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

Enjoy speaking with her when I can. She always listens to what I have to say or my worries.

Written on Apr 12, 2023 after therapy with Melissa for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Don't know quite yet, only one session so far

Written on Sep 27, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and parenting issues

she’s an excellent communicator and really understanding especially with busy schedules

Written on Aug 15, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

She’s awesome:))

Written on Jul 11, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and anger management

This therapist looks experienced, but not a good match for me I would like to see who is available

Written on May 21, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 2 days on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd