Hello! I am Melissa Romain, a licensed social worker with over 18 years of experience in the behavioral health field. I have worked in outpatient counseling and residential treatment settings and enjoy working with individuals who are looking to learn more about themselves and gain insight into their thoughts, feelings and behaviors. I have worked with individuals who have experienced depression, anxiety, trauma and abuse or neglect, substance use, parenting issues, and adjustment issues as well.
I attended graduate school at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio and currently teach as an adjunct instructor there as well. My approach to working with clients is strengths based and client centered. I am trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, psychodynamic theory, and Trauma Informed Care. I believe that we are all the developers of our own path and my job is to help individuals develop skills and insight into how to make the best decisions for themselves each day.
Outside of being a therapist, I'm a dog mom to a 17 year old Pomeranian named Stanley and I enjoy yoga, kickboxing and weight lifting as my regular means of self care. I am currently only working limited weekend hours so please know that when looking to schedule. I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Communication Problems, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Impulsivity, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Self-Love, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
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Melissa is a fabulous, skilled therapist! She is creative and thoughtful in her feedback and sharing of tools and techniques. She also does a great job redirecting our sessions when I get off on a tangent or have breezed over something at which we could look closer. I'm very grateful!
Written on Jan 05, 2023 after therapy with Melissa for 5 months on issues concerning grief, and eating disorders
Melissa has been a great help giving me the tools I need to care for myself. I’ve improved in my communication skills and feel like I can better express myself.
Written on Nov 04, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 1 year and 10 months
Melissa is amazing! She offers so many great ways to help me to deal with my anxiety!
Written on Aug 07, 2021 after therapy with Melissa for 1 year on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, and self esteem
Melissa is very down to earth and listens to help you work through your concerns. R
Written on Mar 22, 2021 after therapy with Melissa for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, self esteem, coaching, and compassion fatigue
Melissa has been encouraging to me to change my old ways of coping. I am slowly seeing progress in my attitude towards my relationship with my husband. She has been awesome helping me thru the death of my grandson,whom I mourn for everyday. Thank you Melissa ❤
Written on Dec 05, 2020 after therapy with Melissa for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Shows interest in your conversation and conflicts while maintainininng professionalism. Does well at not making your struggles and concerns seem invalid or fake. Always has an article or video for you to help understand how to approach certain concepts and actively engages with you outside of sessions.
Written on Nov 16, 2020 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes