| LCSW, CSAC
Melissa has an honest, trauma-informed, and understanding approach when it comes to helping others. She believes that a strength-based, client-centered relationship is the best way to create the trust required to work through challenges. She will work collaboratively with you to identify your therapeutic goals and create a personalized treatment plan, and will guide you through your process to help you master new ways of coping and incorporating them into your lifestyle.
Melissa earned a Master’s degree in Psychology from UW-Milwaukee and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor. She previously worked as an Outpatient Therapist at a women’s outpatient substance use treatment facility and has worked with a broad variety of issues. She specialize in Addiction, Trauma, Mood Disorders, Anxiety, Stress Management, Domestic Violence, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Sexual Abuse, Women Issues, Life Transitions, Relationship Issues, Loss and Grief, and Self-Esteem issues. She utilizes skills from multiple treatment modalities including Solution-Focused Therapy, Family-Systems, Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. Melissa is also trained in a Mindfulness-Focused Trauma therapy called Brainspotting which assists clients with processing their issues in an alternative way to the usual “talk therapy”.