Melanie S. Villanueva

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, IMH-E

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Melanie S. Villanueva

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, IMH-E

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today
1 Endorsed

Location

The Nurturing Space Counseling, PLLC
2150 W. South Airport Rd.
Suite C
Traverse City, MI 49684
(231) 928-5170
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
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About

Bad things have happened to you and you wonder if life will ever get better. You desperately want happiness, but it always feels out of reach. You feel irritable and overwhelmed by worries and your relationships are suffering because others just don’t get it. You're trying to hold it together, doing the best you can, but you feel like it's never good enough. You can’t stop thinking about the past even though you try. You wish you could just "get over it", you're angry that you can't, and you're wondering if you'll ever feel normal. More than anything you want to feel connected to others and start feeling excited about life!
It may be hard to imagine, but healing from this pain is possible! I provide a treatment approach that directly addresses the impact of trauma on your body and mind. You will learn to understand and appreciate your answers as strengths as we get to the root of your pain together and you experience true transformation--feeling happy, whole and free again.
I am passionate about coming alongside women who've had bad things happen to them. I've created a nurturing space free of judgement where you can tell your story and we can do the work of healing together. I have specialized training in EMDR, somatic approaches and maternal mental health. I'd love to help you get your life back. Call me when you're ready!

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $150+
Pay By: Cash, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Blue Care Network
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cofinity | First Health
  • Meritain Health
  • Priority Health
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 8 Years
  • License: Michigan / 6801097136
  • School: Michigan State University
  • Year Graduated: 2014
I have many hours in advanced training in EMDR focused on working with complex trauma and perintal mental health. EMDR Certified March 2021

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute Level 1
  • Certificate Date: 2019
  • Certificate: EMDRIA Certified in EMDR
  • Certificate Date: 2018

Endorsements

Counselor, MA, LLPC

Location

The Nurturing Space Counseling, PLLC
2150 W. South Airport Rd.
Suite C
Traverse City, MI 49684
(231) 928-5170
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Relationship Issues
Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Family Conflict
  • Infant Mental Health- Attachment
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Parenting
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders

Client Focus

Age
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • EMDR
  • Expressive Arts
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Interpersonal
  • Maternal and Infant Mental Health
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Psychodynamic
  • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (level 1 trained)
  • Somatic
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals

Links

My Website

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Last Modified: 20 Jan 2022
Photo of Melanie S. Villanueva, LMSW, IMH-E, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Traverse City
Melanie S. Villanueva

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, IMH-E