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Melyssa Lopez, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Relationship issues Family conflicts Trauma and abuse Depression
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About me

Melyssa Lopez is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who graduated with high honors from Barry University. She has 20 + years of experience working in forensics and specializes in trauma informed care. Melyssa is responsible for delivering evidence based treatment options, assessments, diagnosis, recommendations pertaining to mental health status, and serves as an expert witness. Other functions include policy and program development, mediation, advocacy, and behavioral science research. *Skilled as a Behavioral Health Specialist *Worked in private practice *Competent in administration and supervision *Professional Speaker *Educated in a wide range of evidence based practices *Proficient in Crisis Interventions *Seasoned in Child Protection Investigations *Trauma Specialist *Experienced in Substance Abuse and Addiction *Certified Forensic Interviewer *Efficient in working in Department of Corrections *Diverse understanding of homelessness *Trained to conduct comprehensive assessments for diagnostic/treatment purposes *Unique knowledge in serving our United States Veterans population *Program Development & Consultation Work *Expert Witness *Strong community liaison *Advance knowledge working with Foster Care *Knowledgeable in Domestic Violence *A patient representative for retroactive virus such as HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, and HTLV *Advocate

Professional experience

20yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Cancer, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Impulsivity, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Postpartum Depression, Prejudice and Discrimination, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Trichotillomania, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

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Professional and friendly

Written on Nov 01, 2022 after therapy with Melyssa for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, eating disorders, and self esteem

She is great and caring therapist. I recommend her those seeking someone who truly cares!

Written on Aug 23, 2022 after therapy with Melyssa for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fa

melyssa is the first to respond to me after a signed up, we only had one session ever but she’s great i’m looking forward to working with her more

Written on Aug 15, 2022 after therapy with Melyssa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd