About Melissa

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor(LPC) in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  I am also credentialed as a National Certified Counselor (NCC), National Board Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist (NBCCH), and Certified Grief Recovery Specialist through the Grief Recovery InstituteĀ®.  I specialize in mental health counseling and grief support with adults and adolescents.  I graduated from Penn State University with a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies, and received a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania.  I worked many years in outpatient counseling agencies, treating individuals with addictions and mental health issues, as well as working with people in need of grief support.  In the 20+ years I have been working as a helping professional, I have had the opportunity to work with people from diverse backgrounds who experience an array of challenges, as well as demonstrating inspiring potential to enact change and growth in their lives.  These individuals have been my greatest teachers over the years and I am grateful to have opportunities to support them in their personal journeys through pain, loss, change, hope,  and joy. Some of the treatment approaches and techniques I use with individuals include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Motivational Enhancement therapy (MET), Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), The Grief Recovery Method (GRM), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Clinical Hypnotherapy.  I offer counseling methods that are best matched to each unique individualā€™s needs as we work in partnership to define personal goals, tap into strengths, available resources, and pursue changes in attitude and behavior that can lead to greater fulfillment, healing and life satisfaction.  Above all, I value and practice compassion while encouraging others to prioritize self-care as they journey through challenges.  I look forward to being present with you, getting to know you, and working with you as you create and follow a renewed path in your life. 
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