Licensed Professional Counselor, Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant
BA, Psychology, Youngstown State University
MS.Ed., Counseling, Youngstown State University
Melissa was previously employed with the Wrap Around Program and Community Counseling Center of Mercer County as a Therapeutic Staff Support Worker. More recently, she was employed as a Psychiatric Case Manager at PsyCare, Inc.
“My goal as a counseling professional is to provide unbiased, non-judgmental mental health treatment to individuals in need of support. I strive to collaborate with clients and guardians (if applicable) to develop effective, solution-focused treatment goals and objectives while using evidenced-based treatment modalities to help them improve functioning and quality of life.”
“My therapeutic approach tends to fall under Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) modalities, where the focus of treatment is on the client’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Focus of treatment also tends to be on decreasing and eliminating unhealthy coping strategies and replacing them with positive, more adaptive coping mechanisms. When working with young children and families, I strive to facilitate a healthier parent-child bond, as well as provide psychoeducation on effective parenting strategies that can be helpful in managing difficult behaviors.”