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Melissa J. Anthony
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC

Melissa J. Anthony

Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC

Verified by Psychology Today Verified by Psychology Today
6 Endorsed
Grand Rapids, MI 49508
Let's Connect (616) 286-7705
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I specialize in clients who have to keep it together on the outside but are falling apart on the inside. Suffering in silence is fuel for self-hatred, people-pleasing, self-sabotage, avoidance, anger, shutting down, addiction, detachment, perfectionism, imposter syndrome... If this feels familiar, I assume it’s been absolutely draining. If you have a career or environment that forces you to stay silently ablaze, it's downright hellish. Therapy provides insight into how to get out of the muck; my style of therapy is for the people who want to go deeper and find the way out of the pain, even when it scares them.
My niche is trauma and grief; along with the depression and anxiety that often follows it. I’ve helped hundreds of clients in various settings regain control of their lives and craft a life worth living. I provide trauma consultation and counseling to other therapists along with providing counseling to various adult professionals tired of faking life.
I provide real-life tools you can use, quietly and effectively, in moments you need them most. You learned negative ways to adapt to your stress; now it's time to unlearn what keeps you stuck there mentally and emotionally. I'll walk beside you every step of the way while you laugh, ugly cry, therapeutically rage, and with best effort, begin to heal.
Call or Melissa J. Anthony now for a free 15 minute consultation - (616) 286-7705

My Practice at a Glance

Available online only

Better Days Counseling and Consultation

Grand Rapids, MI 49508

(616) 286-7705

Better Days Counseling and Consultation

Marquette, MI 49855

I provide virtual appointments for all Michigan residents. If interested, I also accommodate early morning before-work time slots.
I specialize in Trauma and PTSD, Depression and Anxiety 
I see individuals and couples  
Please watch my video to learn more about me and my practice.
Melissa J. Anthony
Let's Connect (616) 286-7705
Photo of Melissa J. Anthony, MA, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor

My Practice at a Glance

Available online only

Better Days Counseling and Consultation

Grand Rapids, MI 49508

(616) 286-7705

Better Days Counseling and Consultation

Marquette, MI 49855

I provide virtual appointments for all Michigan residents. If interested, I also accommodate early morning before-work time slots.
I specialize in Trauma and PTSD, Depression and Anxiety 
I see individuals and couples  
Please watch my video to learn more about me and my practice.
Melissa J. Anthony

Finances

Fees

  • Sliding scale: apply if you may be eligible
  • Pay by ACH Bank transfer, American Express, Cash, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
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I'm a private-pay clinician. This allows for confidential and professional counseling, on your terms. However, I can provide a superbill for clients who may want to seek out insurance reimbursement. Please reach out with any questions, I try to work with clients to keep therapy affordable.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (616) 286-7705
Photo of Melissa J. Anthony, MA, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Melissa J. Anthony
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
"
I'm a private-pay clinician. This allows for confidential and professional counseling, on your terms. However, I can provide a superbill for clients who may want to seek out insurance reimbursement. Please reach out with any questions, I try to work with clients to keep therapy affordable.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (616) 286-7705
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Melissa J. Anthony
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Licensed by State of Michigan / 6401019658 Melissa J. Anthony
  • Attended Western Michigan University, Licensed Professional Counselor, Clinical Mental Health
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A seasoned clinician and trauma expert. I hold certifications in various forms of therapy and trauma modalities. Whatever it is, whatever happened, we'll figure it out together.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (616) 286-7705
Photo of Melissa J. Anthony, MA, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Melissa J. Anthony
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
"
A seasoned clinician and trauma expert. I hold certifications in various forms of therapy and trauma modalities. Whatever it is, whatever happened, we'll figure it out together.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (616) 286-7705
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Melissa J. Anthony
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Depression
  • Anxiety

Expertise

  • Anger Management
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Dissociative Disorders (DID)
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Grief
  • Mood Disorders
  • Peer Relationships
  • Personality Disorders
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Thinking Disorders
  • Women's Issues
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While all adult clients are welcome; my caseload includes professional counselors & social workers, medical (nursing/EMT), first responders, clergy, and law enforcement. If you're part of these sub-populations, trust that there will be some working knowledge and understanding regarding the specific complexities of your profession.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (616) 286-7705
Photo of Melissa J. Anthony, MA, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Melissa J. Anthony
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
"
While all adult clients are welcome; my caseload includes professional counselors & social workers, medical (nursing/EMT), first responders, clergy, and law enforcement. If you're part of these sub-populations, trust that there will be some working knowledge and understanding regarding the specific complexities of your profession.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (616) 286-7705
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Melissa J. Anthony
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC

6 Endorsements

Dr. Tristan McBain
Dr. Tristan McBain
CounselorPhDLPCLMFTNCC
Melissa is knowledgable, professional, and keeps it real with her clients. She'll support you while also encouraging you to step out of your comfort zone and look in the mirror. Melissa is a wonderful soul and walks her talk - fabulous!
Eric Fullen
Eric Fullen
Clinical Social Work/TherapistLMSW
Melissa is passionate about helping others and it's evident from the moment you meet her. She offers a judgment-free space and is a trusted companion and guide on your journey towards wellness.
Michael Giles
Michael Giles
Clinical Social Work/TherapistMSWLCSW
Melissa has a demeanor that naturally puts people at ease, and this reflects a deep confidence and devoted sense of ethics. She does great work and I recommend her, without reservation, to anyone who wants a better life.
Renee Augustyn
Renee Augustyn
Clinical Social Work/TherapistLMSW
Melissa is an incredible therapist. She truly listens to her clients and guides them through their journey with respect, understanding, and encouragement. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with her in the past.
Julia Williams
Julia Williams
Licensed Professional CounselorPhDLPCCGCSCCTPC-DBT
Melissa is empathetic and passionate about the work that she does. It is evident that she cares about her clients and is invested in them. She is a skilled and intentional clinician.
Erica Schultz
Erica Schultz
Licensed Professional CounselorMALPCNCC
Melissa is kind, authentic and truly cares about her clients. She will do her best to make sure you feel listened to and receive the support you need. Her knowledge and experience in trauma adds to her ability to support her clients.

Client Focus

Age

Adults

Participants

Individuals
Couples

Age

Adults

Participants

Individuals
Couples

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Christian Counseling
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Eclectic
  • EMDR
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Person-Centered
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
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I'm versed in multiple forms of therapy and we'll explore which options you feel would work best for you.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (616) 286-7705
Photo of Melissa J. Anthony, MA, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Melissa J. Anthony
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
"
I'm versed in multiple forms of therapy and we'll explore which options you feel would work best for you.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (616) 286-7705
Photo of Melissa J. Anthony, MA, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Melissa J. Anthony
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC

Location

Primary Location

Better Days Counseling and Consultation

Grand Rapids, MI 49508

(616) 286-7705

Additional Location

Better Days Counseling and Consultation

Marquette, MI 49855

(616) 286-7705
"
I provide virtual appointments for all Michigan residents. If interested, I also accommodate early morning before-work time slots.
Call for a free consultation now - (616) 286-7705
Photo of Melissa J. Anthony, MA, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Melissa J. Anthony
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
"
I provide virtual appointments for all Michigan residents. If interested, I also accommodate early morning before-work time slots.
Call for a free consultation now - (616) 286-7705
Photo of Melissa J. Anthony, MA, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Melissa J. Anthony
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC