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!
Additional areas of focus: Anger management, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Body Image, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
PA LCSW CW021317
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
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