Melissa Bakas

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

Verified by Psychology Today
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Melissa Bakas

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

Fruit Cove, FL 32259
(904) 560-5972
Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

Pensacola, FL 32506
(904) 560-5972
Melissa Bakas is not currently accepting new clients.

About

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed in Florida, Georgia and Tennessee specializing in helping individuals navigate anxiety, stress, depression, grief/loss and life transitions. I provide individual therapy sessions online. I take a holistic approach to therapy using traditional psychotherapy techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. In 2001 I completed a Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work (MSW) from Florida State University. I received my Florida license in Social Work (LCSW) in 2004 followed by Tennessee and Georgia.
I have worked in a variety of settings including hospitals, hospice programs, schools, and as an independent contractor providing tele-mental health counseling services to individuals who are experiencing varying levels of challenges due to chronic medical conditions, life situations, and/or mental health concerns.
I enjoy helping people work through the challenges of today's world as we take the journey together to get you to where you want to be in your life.

Finances

  • Session Fee: $100 per session
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna and Evernorth
  • EAP
  • Florida Blue
  • Humana
  • Medica
  • New Directions
  • Optum
  • Oscar Health
  • UMR
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • License: Florida / SW 7610

Additional Credentials

  • License No. and State: LSW 6942 State of Tennessee
  • License No. and State: CSW007412 State of Georgia

Location

Fruit Cove, FL 32259
(904) 560-5972
Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

Pensacola, FL 32506
(904) 560-5972
Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief
Issues
  • Family Conflict
  • Self Esteem

Client Focus

Age
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
Modality
  • Individuals

Links

My Website

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Last Modified: 1 Dec 2022
Photo of Melissa Bakas, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Fruit Cove
Melissa Bakas

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW