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Melody Dascanio, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse Depression
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About me

It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. Licensed in Pennsylvania, with over 11 years of professional work experience, some of my specialty areas include treating survivors domestic violence and narcissistic abuse, adult children of emotionally immature parents, severe trauma, trichotillomania, BFRB disorders, mood disorders, and anxiety.

I am a level 2 Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and a Certified Compassion Fatigue Specialist. I offer many treatment modalities, including EMDR.

I have experience in helping clients with LGBTQ+ -related issues, relationship issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. I believe that you are the expert of your story! You have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming challenges in your life. The role of therapy is to help you realize your own power and support you through your personal journey. I'm humbled by each and every person that allows me to be a part of their journey and look forward to working with you!

In my free time, I enjoy taking care of my cats, dogs, parrots, and horses. In addition to a degree in psychology/counseling, I also have a degree in music and enjoy playing piano, clarinet, and violin. I am proud to be a bass clarinetist in the North Pittsburgh Symphonic Band and a Bb Clarinetist in the Musician's Concert Band. I also enjoy bluegrass music and have been a singer in my family's bluegrass band "Keep Off the Grass" for many years.

My friends describe me as unique, humorous and quirky; all qualities that I am proud to incorporate into the way I provide therapy. I do not always post all available times throughout the week onto the calendar, as my schedule can be flexible when needed. If you need a day or time that is not offered, don't worry, just send me a message- I pride myself in working hard to find days and times that work for each individual person!

Professional experience

13yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse Depression

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Attachment issues, Blended Family Issues, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Impulsivity, Isolation / loneliness, Mood disorders , Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social anxiety and phobia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Trichotillomania, Women's 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), Existential Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Hypnotherapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Video
Phone
Live Chat
Messaging

License information

PA LPC PC008123

Reviews

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

Melody is amazing! She has helped showed me different perspectives of what I’ve gone through. She’s very validating and also helps me delve deeper into myself and my issues. I’m so grateful to have her as my therapist and highly recommend her. She has helped me so much to positively grow.

Written on Jul 02, 2024 after therapy with Melody for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

She’s a great therapist, especially for adult children of emotionally immature parents!

Written on Apr 05, 2024 after therapy with Melody for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and compassion fatigue

Melody is the best counsellor I’ve come across, she has been helping me heal very deeply from a narcissistic upbringing. Im excited to continue working with her. She’s flexible with scheduling, she’s a great listener and she arms me with all of the skills I need to elevate my life

Written on Mar 22, 2024 after therapy with Melody for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Her knowledge and expertise is unparalleled in support, validation, trauma, and is a beacon of light in a growing field of trauma survivors and growth toward healing.

Written on Oct 16, 2023 after therapy with Melody for 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Meldody is very professional and super helpful

Written on Dec 23, 2022 after therapy with Melody for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, coaching, and compassion fatigue