Melissa J. Anthony

Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC

Verified by Psychology Today
3 Endorsed
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Melissa J. Anthony

Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC

Verified by Psychology Today
3 Endorsed

Location

Better Days Counseling and Consultation
Grand Rapids, MI 49508
(616) 286-7705
Offers online therapy
Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

Better Days Counseling and Consultation
Houghton, MI 49931
(616) 286-7705

About

I work with folks that feel a constant sense of letting themselves and others down. You’re not broken, it’s not a character flaw. You have your reasons for being. People respond to trauma, both past and current, in numerous ways: self-hatred, people-pleasing, sabotaging, avoiding, anger, shutting down, feeling detached.. to name a few. If any of this feels familiar, I can assume it’s been absolutely draining. Therapy provides insight into how to get out of the muck. You are the expert in your life, I want to be the one to collaboratively get you there.
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 in their lives and craft a life worth living. My therapeutic approach adapts to what works best for you, never a one-size-fits-all. This is specialized therapy, and you deserve the specialized care.
I provide real-life tools you can use, quietly and effectively, in moments you need them most. You had to learn ways to adapt to your traumas. Now, it's time to unlearn what keeps you stuck there mentally and emotionally.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $75 - $150
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
I'm a private-pay clinician. This allows for confidential and professional counseling, on your terms.
Email me or call (616) 286-7705 with questions.

Qualifications

  • License: Michigan / 6401019658
  • School: Western Michigan University

Endorsements

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
"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."

Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, CGCS, CCTP, C-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."

Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
"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."

Location

Better Days Counseling and Consultation
Grand Rapids, MI 49508
(616) 286-7705
Offers online therapy
Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

Better Days Counseling and Consultation
Houghton, MI 49931
(616) 286-7705
Specialties
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Grief
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders (DID)
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders

Client Focus

Faith: Christian
Age
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Multicultural
  • Person-Centered
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples

Links

My Website

Nearby Areas

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Last Modified: 26 Jan 2023
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Melissa J. Anthony

Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC