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Melvin Baum, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Relationships Bipolar disorder Depression
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About me

I started my career working in addiction treatment programs. Then as a director of a psychiatric hospital day treatment program I helped individuals who were in a fragile condition with many different disorders and situations to regain their footing in the world. Now for 13 years I have worked in private practice. I have 21 years of experience with patients with numerous mental health disorders, problems, and situations.

I believe strongly in individualized treatment depending on the person and their needs. I enjoy meeting each person and hearing about their difficulties and struggles then working together to plan an approach that will help them to find relief from their discomfort so they can move on to achieve their goals.

Professional experience

23yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions Relationships Bipolar disorder Depression

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, 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, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Trichotillomania, Visually Impaired, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Video
Phone
Live Chat
Messaging

License information

MO LPC 2001022065

Reviews

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

Provides helpful feedback. Helps with problem solving. Good listener.

Written on Feb 05, 2024 after therapy with Melvin for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Melvin is warm and grounded, with a sense of humor and friendliness that makes it easy to talk with him. I find him to be perceptive and understanding, and responsive to my needs during therapy sessions.

Written on Jan 11, 2024 after therapy with Melvin for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Melvin does a great job of listening and understanding what’s going on. He gives practical advice that is helpful in the moment and helps you determine a path forward.

Written on Dec 15, 2023 after therapy with Melvin for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and adhd

I have a lot going on simultaneously in my personal & professional life. I feel comfortable sharing anything on my mind with Melvin and he encourages me to message him between sessions to check in. I appreciate everything.

Written on Dec 14, 2023 after therapy with Melvin for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

He is knowledgeable, easy to talk to, and prepared to help you exact real change.

Written on Oct 13, 2023 after therapy with Melvin for 1 month on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and anger management

He is real, and you can tell him anything with as much detail as you need to express what you’re feeling, and he will answer very personally and professionally.

Written on Apr 26, 2023 after therapy with Melvin for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd