November 2020 - unable to accept new clients at this time. New to therapy or are looking to start back in? I offer a nurturing and relaxed space for clients to work on a variety of issues such as: anxiety and fears, depression, relationship issues, grief and loss, and adjustment difficulties. I have a collaborative approach with my clients and see therapy as a mutual process that involves both the hard work of the client and the therapist.
As a counselor, I feel that I work for each individual client. My goal is to meet a client where they are most comfortable and then guide them through the uncomfortable moments because thats where we grow. The relationship is paramount to any therapeutic work. I feel my strength as a counselor is my ability to connect with all ages while utilizing interests and life experiences to build insight into what is causing stress and worry. My ideal client is ready to work and willing to be vulnerable to truly address the root of their concerns.
Are you in a rut? Or wishing your life was different so you could feel better? Is something in your way? Let's work together to uncover your past, discuss what's affecting your present, and plan your future for life-long success. By building a foundation of trust in our sessions, we can start a journey of healing, that centers around you.
* NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS* If you're ready to feel better, I am ready to help you along that journey. I really enjoy learning what each client's strengths and goals are when they start therapy. I understand that starting therapy can feel scary and overwhelming, but my outlook is that therapy can be used as a great space to gain support around difficult issues, learn to recognize maladaptive patterns in thinking and behaviors, and/or make behavioral changes that can improve functioning and self esteem. Come in with an open mind and you will be surprised at what you can accomplish.
Many of life's challenges lead people to seek therapy. Therapy allows clients to talk in a secure setting about their concerns, to learn better coping skills, & to find solutions to their problems. I strive to reduce stigma around treatment & assist clients in rebuilding their lives. I think it's vital to meet each client where they are at and focus on their strengths. Clients describe me as: compassionate & trustworthy. I consider myself to be an encouraging & direct person. I use an eclectic approach to meet each client's needs.
My ideal client is someone who is struggling with every day life and the challenges that it may bring due to anxiety, Depression, trauma , etc. it is important to want to make a change and to work hard towards your goals.
When people seek out therapy for themselves or their children, they often feel overwhelmed, confused, and alone. I partner with clients to provide support during these challenging times and to help them work through difficult issues. Each client comes to me with their own unique strengths and challenges. I use an individualized, non-judgmental approach to help people develop a better understanding of themselves and identify ways we can work together to help them reach their goals. One area of my areas of expertise is early childhood trauma. I strive to help my clients understand the neurobiological impact these early experiences.
I specialize in systemic work and relational therapies. Specific specialties include life cycle transitions (marriage, birth of child, launching children, loss of loved one) and communication and intimacy challenges. My approach is one that is client centered, strengths based, collaborative and non judgmental. While working in a variety of clinical settings I am very knowledgeable of existing resources.
I am a licensed mental health counselor providing psychotherapy in a private practice setting to children, adolescents, adults, and families. I work with my clients to identify their goals and improve their overall wellness by focusing on their strengths. I do so through a supportive, therapeutic relationship. When you're in my office, my objective is to help you feel safe and free of judgment. Please note that I do not have evening availability at this time.
As a solution-focused therapist, I facilitate personal growth and help patients to realize their goals by using a collaborative approach. I work primarily with individuals, and specialize in couples work; utilizing an eclectic therapeutic approach that draws from CBT, DBT, Mindfulness, Relational Based & Solution-Focused Therapy. Other areas of clinical specialty include anxiety and mood disorders, adjustment disorders, grief and loss, marriage and family conflict, and dual diagnosis. I work both days and evenings and have Saturday hours to accommodate and promote flexibility for my patient’s schedules.
Currently accepting weekend and evening clients. If you are feeling stuck, stressed, anxious, sad, avoidant, unmotivated, distracted, or generally discontent with yourself, your social life, your job, your purpose, or a particular relationship or situation you have found yourself in, you might be suffering from anxiety, depression, or acute stress disorder. My passion is helping individuals with anxiety, depression, and relationship issues. I have multiple years of professional and private practice experience helping teens, middle aged, senior adults, and couples navigate emotional difficulties and traumatic periods of their lives.
Melissa provides individual therapy to adults and children ages 3-11. Her experience also includes working with traumatized children within the foster care system. Melissa believes that effective therapy outcomes require one’s commitment and active involvement to reach the goals one hopes to achieve. Her counseling style is delivered through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy and Positive Psychology. Melissa’s areas of specialty include: depression, stress, anxiety, grief and loss, life stages and transitions. Melissa also utilizes Play Therapy for children experiencing loss, trauma, anxiety and/or frustration.
Availability is limited! As Counselor with a Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology, my goal is to help you reach your therapeutic objectives in alignment with what works best for you. I specialize in women issues as it relates to adolescents and young adults. As well as, teens and young adults dealing with anxiety, parental separations/ divorce and relationship concerns. Using mental health wellness techniques as they relate to the mind and spirit, you will be able to shape your treatment plan goals around what you are ready to work on. I work with adolescents and adults between the ages of 15 and 30 from all different backgrounds.
If you or a loved one is experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, ADHD, divorce, therapy can help you manage your symptoms and learn new ways to cope effectively. I have had the pleasure of working with children, adolescents, and adults using simple and effective strategies to overcome any obstacles they might be having.
My passion is working with children 10yo & under who experience anxiety, depression, PTSD, family transitions, grief, & disruptions in attachment. I utilize dance/movement, music, storytelling, play, and art therapies to help children engage in the therapeutic process and heal. Through activities, children are able to freely express emotions and learn to self-soothe using the techniques that naturally help to learn about themselves and the world around them. Parent training & family therapy are also frequently used to support caregivers in responding to children with high emotional needs. By promoting trust & security in the caregiver relationship alone, many symptoms can improve.
My honest, straightforward, and solution-focused style is based on experience as well as my passion in working with individuals who are interested in bettering themselves and finding positive solutions to any challenges they may face. My many years of experience in the mental health field working with children, adolescents and their families and having worked in various settings, has enhanced my ability to adapt to each client's individual needs. Believing that everyone's healing path is different, I utilize this experience to offer diverse approaches to address the different needs, struggles, and goals that each individual may have.
I am experienced in the following areas: trauma, wellness recovery, couples (PES), family therapy, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, domestic violence, substance use and recovery, young children and teenagers, adults, elderly, adjustment due to COVID-19 and a holistic approach. I am a caring and effective clinician who will help and support you through your process to wellness. I also have experience in the West Bridgewater school system as a School Psychologist. Over 20 years of Experience in the Field. Trained in Telehealth Servicing. I also have the ability to refer out to other clinicians at Saving Grace Counseling.
I have had the opportunity to work with so many adults throughout the past years. I believe that psychotherapy is most effective when seen as a partnership between therapist and client. As in any relationship, respect and commmunication are key to moving forward and reaching personal goals. I work with clients to help raise awareness of there resilience and their strengths. This sets the stage for changing patterns that have not served them well in their lives. I am also available for consultation. Consultation fees are negotiable.
I am a licensed, clinical psychologist with extensive experience in individual psychotherapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, emotion regulation, stress management, and behavior change. I strive to be a positive, motivating force for my clients and I approach treatment from an evidence-based, solution-focused perspective. I work primarily with college students and young adults but I welcome patients of all ages. I see clients with a wide variety of life stressors and challenges, including mood disorders, anxiety, OCD, ADHD, learning challenges, and social, interpersonal issues.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Bridgewater 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 Bridgewater 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 Bridgewater, or Child Psychologists in Bridgewater.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Bridgewater 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 Bridgewater 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.