"Shame dies when stories are told in safe spaces." (Ann Voskamp). Life can be very challenging at times and feel overwhelming (especially this past year!) but you do not need to face it alone. I work with individuals to help them deepen their understanding of self in context of their situation and help influence positive change. With warm and empathetic approach, I work with you to help you explore your hardship, and understand patterns, behaviors, and relational dynamics that impact your overall quality of life.
One of my first goals in therapy is to provide an atmosphere of privacy, safety and confidentiality. Have you ever felt overwhelmed, struggling with images of a traumatic event, never told someone about sexual abuse that still haunts you? Are you trying to get clean from alcohol and or drugs? Plagued by panic attacks or hopelessness? I would love to work with you so you can achieve your goals. I have a blended family of 7 children am a grandmother of 8 beautiful grandchildren. I love camping, hiking, fishing, gardening, puzzles and spending time with my cats.
I've worked with individuals who have struggled with trauma, anxiety, depression, life stressors, and self-esteem issues. I believe that we all have the ability to change. We just need the right tools to do so. My goal is to help you identify the areas in your life that prolong these struggles. Then equip you with the lifelong tools that aid you in identifying and overcoming problematic thinking, a rigid belief system that could be holding you back, and understanding your emotions and how they affect everything around you.
Humans have a biological need to feel safe and worthy of love. In a world that repeatedly invalidates sensitivity and vulnerability, it’s not surprising that many of us struggle to feel happy, attain goals and find fulfilling romantic relationships. Some of us turn to substances, while others over function. If we are parents, we may find that we accidently repeat hurtful dynamics with our own children. Suddenly, or not so suddenly, we find ourselves struggling with guilt, shame and hopelessness. I am here to provide a warm and non-judgmental space, so that we may explore the strength and resilience you already posess.
I whole-heartedly believe in a wellness/wholeness approach–healing of the mind, body, & soul. I'm committed to giving you a safe space to unburden your heart, explore the root of your pain & struggle, support your healing journey, & provide tools to help create the future you deserve. Choosing to work toward a healthier life & healthier you is an act of self-care you should be proud of! I understand seeking support typically happens when problems feel larger than what we believe we can handle on our own. You are not alone! I promise to listen intently & give you the space, understanding, empathy, & acceptance you need.
Addiction is a disease. Recovery is possible. Treatment is available. At RISE Recovery and Wellness ( a part of Hancock Regional Hospital and Hancock Physicians Network), our interdisciplinary team provides evidence-based treatment for substance use disorder and co-occurring mental health needs. Located in the office of Healthy 365, Rise Recovery and Wellness offers support in obtaining your recovery goals. Accepting patients that reside within Hancock County, or are currently patients of Hancock Regional Hospital or Hancock Physician Network.
I've always had an interest in working alongside individuals as they navigate their mental health journey. I find that individuals connect best with their varying emotions when they fully examine the meaning behind them and uncover the root cause of their struggles. As a therapist, I view my role as a fellow passenger during the therapeutic process. I believe in sitting with my client as they unpack their emotions, allowing us to examine and process them together. I enjoy working with individuals of all ages with their varying emotional challenges, including children and families.
Accepting NEW Clients! Do you feel emotionally unsafe, disconnected, or lonely in your marriage or feel as a couple you often communicate angrily or disrespectfully? Talking to a therapist can bring clarity to your situation and help you decide the best path forward for hope and healing. Couples' work often consists of learning to be vulnerable with each other again, expressing feelings and needs to feel connected, and co-regulating negative emotions to increase the closeness you once experienced. Decreasing the negative cycles of conflict will help strengthen the bond in your relationship and finally bring the healing you seek.
Currently my evenings are full, but feel free to reach out to see what I have available! Healing is hard. It takes time and has its ups and downs; healing is not linear. I am here to be with you through all of those times and help guide you through change. I specialize in young adults, adolescents, and children. I enjoy helping my clients untangle their thoughts and recognize intense emotions. Transitions aren't easy at any age, and I'm here to help with that!
We all need to explore our fears, insecurities and those places in your life of which you are not proud. My wish is to provide a safe place to allow my clients to explore those vulnerable places and allow healing. I chose to be a therapist to help clients understand that they are valued, and they can accept themselves, flaws and all. Our collaborative efforts will establish a strong therapeutic relationship focusing on goals to create healing. I am transparent in the active healing research-based approach we will use in sessions. I want to empower clients to increase coping skills as well as engage in healthy relationships.
Life can be full of ups and downs and sometimes it can be hard to ride those waves. Sometimes we need a lifeline – something or someone we can hold onto to help us ride out the storms. Knowing who to turn to for help can sometimes feel overwhelming because you want to know that the person you choose has the right tools to help you and is also someone you feel understands what you are going through. Change begins when we choose to take action and taking this first step of seeking out a therapist who can be that lifeline is evidence of your desire to find hope and healing.
Do you feel lonely in your marriage and wonder how you got here? Are the demands of raising a family wearing you out? Is your child developing behaviors that concern you? Do you feel crushed by shame and worthlessness? Do you feel like you are just going through the motions of life - existing but not really living? Are the worries of life gradually eating away at your ability to function? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you have made the right choice by seeking professional help.
I am not accepting new clients at this time, I keep my psychology today profile up for the telehealth benefits (video platform). As human beings, we have feelings, we have struggles and crave understanding and connection. As a therapist, I want to help you explore your inner most struggles and explore ways to not just survive in life, but to thrive. I believe you are resourceful and resilient person and my passion is to help you discover this. We can begin to find ways to enhance the strengths you already have. I don't have the answers for you, but I can help you uncover the answers within yourself.
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA MFT, LMFTA
My ideal client is ready for some change. My ideal client is open to ideas and willing to give input. I love working with young (newly coupled), pre-marital couples and with the empty-nesting couples...and everything in between. I like to see people willing to try something new as Brainspotting is really taking off. The next population I look forward to working with are the perinatal/pregnant/postpartum women/couples. That training is coming up soon.
ATTENTION ALL CHRONIC RELAPSERS & INDIVIDUALS FEELING EMPTY OR LOST! Perhaps you are struggling with personal issues and are caught in a cycle of insanity doing the same thing over and over expecting different results. You feel stuck in a rut that you can't seem to find your way out of. You put on a "happy" face to others but inside feel empty, lost, or just plain sad. You so badly want to heal from a bad childhood, a terrible break up, or a traumatic event. You are ready to begin the process of healing your mind, body, and soul. You are ready to heal these wounds. I am ready to go on this journey with you and I can help.
At FHL Christian Counseling, LLC you can find a skilled, experienced therapist who has helped clients just like you build richer more rewarding lives. Melissa Lapinski, MA, LMHC holds a Master's degree in Counseling Psychology and Gerontology. Through a combination of therapeutic techniques, your counselor will help you identify your goals for therapy and help you work towards meeting those goals. All communications with your counselor are kept strictly confidentail. I accept some insurance plans, as well as self-pay options. Call 317-683-7089 for details or to book an appointment.
(PLEASE NOTE: I have a long and slow-moving wait list) Hello! I have enjoyed working as a licensed clinical social worker and clinical addictions counselor for over 20 years. I have a wide range of skills that include, but are not limited to, improving coping skills, stress management, relationship enhancement and managing moods. In addition to these interests, my passion includes working with children, adolescents and their families. I use play and sand tray therapy to compliment the therapy process, allowing children to express themselves, while including the caregivers and siblings, to help the entire family reach their goals.
Life can feel overwhelming when it seems there are more challenges than triumphs. It is during those times that it can help to have someone come alongside us on our journey to highlight our strengths and help us build skills to conquer the challenges. I am passionate about working with older children, adolescents, and women who are dealing with adjustment, anxiety, attention-deficit, or depressive challenges, or who find themselves in various stages of self-discovery and life transitions. I also enjoy working with parents to strengthen family connections and with couples desiring to build or re-establish emotional connection.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Greenfield are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Greenfield then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Greenfield, or Child Psychologists in Greenfield.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Greenfield psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Greenfield specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.