Melanie Kantor

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

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Melanie Kantor, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Herndon
(571) 441-5358

Melanie Kantor

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW


Location

Herndon, Virginia 20170
(571) 441-5358

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Are you or your child stuck in a trap of worry? Perhaps you can’t see the way out from a hole you never expected to fall into. Many of my clients find themselves paralyzed by anxiety. They devote most of their energy to appearing “normal” on the outside while inside they fear they’re never good enough or just plain “going crazy.” My adolescent clients feel they are not as good as their peers. My young adults fear they can’t make it in the world. My adult clients worry they are imposters and don’t deserve to be where they are today. Beneath all of these fears lie a sense of helplessness, hopelessness, and worthlessness.

In my decade of work in the field, I have found that having a wide range of intervention styles in my toolbox serves my clients well. To this end, I have trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, yoga, mindfulness, artistic techniques for therapy, journaling for introspection, and a range of other creative methods to help you get where you are going.

I believe that meaningful growth is achieved only when a person feels fully heard, accepted, safe, and worthy just as they are in the present moment. I help my clients appreciate their own strengths so that they can harness their unique abilities to make the changes they want to see in their lives. Contact me to start the journey to where you want to be.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 9 Years
  • School: University of Pennsylvania
  • Year Graduated: 2010
  • License and State: 0904008909 Virginia

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $140 - $200
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Budding Yogis Certified Instructor
  • Certificate Date: 2017
  • Membership: National Association of Social Work

Melanie Kantor's Groups

Less Stressed: Creative Strategies for Kids

This 10-week group teaches kids to use strategies based in yoga, mindfulness, art, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to manage stress and worries. This group is well-suited for perfectionists, worriers, and kids suffering from headaches and stomach aches with no medical explanation.

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Connected and Resilient Young Adults

This group serves young adults with high functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder and related disorders. This group helps young adults find calm, make sense of the social world, connect with others, and chart their own paths.

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Survival for the Socially Scared

This group serves Young Adults (age 18-30) with social anxiety. Utilizing a variety of strategies from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness, and creative therapies, participants will set personalized goals for their social interactions, create plans for managing anxiety, and learn (or relearn) how to connect with others in a meaningful way.

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Location

Herndon, Virginia 20170
(571) 441-5358

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Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Developmental Disorders
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Life Transitions
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus

Age
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Mindfulness
  • Strength-Based
  • Yoga
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Family
  • Group

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Last Modified: 08 Nov 2019
Melanie Kantor, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Herndon

Melanie Kantor

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW