Melissa D. South

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, ACS

Verified by Psychology Today
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Melissa D. South

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, ACS

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

South Collective Counseling, LLC
Parsippany, NJ 07054
(201) 389-9308
Offers online therapy

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About

Melissa South is a collaborative, caring, and empowering mental health counselor dedicated to helping children, teens, & their families grow and thrive. Melissa specializes in treating a wide range of issues affecting youth and families including: coping skills for stress & anxiety, school challenges, bullying, behavioral issues, mood regulation, trauma--including youth sexual trauma, adoption & foster care, parenting, and more. Additionally, she is an experienced, competent, & inspiring Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) for LACs seeking outside clinical supervision to develop their professional identity & grow clinical skills.
Melissa strives to reduce stigma, increase access to services, & contribute to the future generation of counselors. She is thrilled to be the Owner of a collaborative group private practice, South Collective Counseling. Melissa's authenticity, compassion, & calm energy combined with, her wealth of knowledge & experience is what clients find most inspiring.
Melissa welcomes anyone seeking help to reach out! She understands the courage it takes & offers free 15-min phone consultations for new clients to ask questions & get a sense of her approach. Melissa truly enjoys working with LACs as well & loves watching new clinicians develop their own style, and learn to trust their instincts & abilities in the process.

Finances

  • Sliding Scale: Yes

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 13 Years
  • License: New Jersey / 37PC00450800
  • School: William Paterson University
  • Year Graduated: 2008
Inspired Owner of South Collective Counseling, a group practice guided by the belief that, "Collectively, we can achieve far more."

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: National Board for Certified Counselors / 305718
  • Certificate Date: 2012
  • Certificate: Center for Credentialing and Education / ACS2461
  • Certificate Date: 2016

Location

South Collective Counseling, LLC
Parsippany, NJ 07054
(201) 389-9308
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Child
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Adoption
  • Adoption & Foster Care Related Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Education and Learning Disabilities
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Life Transitions
  • Obesity
  • Oppositional Defiance (ODD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Weight Loss
  • Women's Issues
  • Youth With Sexual Behavior Problems
Mental Health
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus

Faith: Christian
Age
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Toddler
Communities
  • Body Positivity
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Single Mother

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Person-Centered
  • Play Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Family

Links

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Last Modified: 4 Sep 2021
Photo of Melissa D. South, LPC, NCC, ACS, Licensed Professional Counselor in Parsippany
Melissa D. South

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, ACS