Melanie Shear

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW

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Melanie Shear, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Lexington
(978) 434-5322

Melanie Shear

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW


Location

Lexington, Massachusetts 02421
(978) 434-5322

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Are you looking for a safe place to address feelings and behaviors that seem overwhelming? With a direct and gentle approach, and over twenty years of experience, I offer the space you need to feel safe and begin to notice your own life patterns. Getting unstuck means developing increased awareness and finding new ways of being in our relationship with ourselves and others. I work with people to address concerns from sadness, grief, loss, depression, shame, low motivation, excessive worry, eating disorders, and adjustment to the many challenges and transitions in life.

I enjoy working with people who are in any type of transition: couples who want to improve their relationship, midlife issues, medical conditions, improving self-esteem and relationships, and eating issues. I offer many tools and recources such as mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Polyvagal Theory, and Internal Family Systems to help you grow.

I have a good understanding of shame issues that often lie beneath other problems. With the support and guidance of a trusted therapist, we can work together to address the most difficult life experiences. I have a particular interest in working with parents of anxious and quirky children of any age. I look forward to working with you.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 20+ Years
  • School: Smith College School for Social Work
  • Year Graduated: 1993
  • License and State: 1029330 Massachusetts

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $150 - $220
Pay By: Cash, Check, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Internal Family Systems / Level 2
  • Certificate Date: 2016

Location

Lexington, Massachusetts 02421
(978) 434-5322

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship Issues
  • Eating Disorders
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Obesity
  • Parenting
  • Parenting anxious or quirky children and teens
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • EMDR
  • Family / Marital
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Internal Family Systems/ Polyvagal Theory
  • Mindfulness
  • Psychodynamic
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Video/Skype
  • Online Counseling

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Last Modified: 19 Jul 2019
Melanie Shear, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Lexington

Melanie Shear

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW