A native of the DMV area, Melanie comes to CCM with years of experience working with children, adolescents and adults. She integrates traditional psychotherapy with a myriad of techniques to help clients channel their inner strength and make positive and desired changes in their lives. She is trained in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT). Melanie also utilizes mindfulness, strengths-based and eclectic approaches to therapy.
At CCM, Melanie provides individual, group, and family therapy. She is extremely passionate about working with adolescents, young adults and adults dealing with life transitions, relationship and peer issues and failure to launch. Melanie specializes in and is passionate about helping individuals navigate their anxieties, depression, dating and relationship concerns, work stress and career changes, and other monumental life transitions. Melanie also has experience working with patients to manage their OCD.
Melanie is warm and attentive, and she goes above and beyond in her work to meet her patients where they are. Melanie believes that rapport with a therapist is extremely important, and she strives to create a safe space where her clients feel comfortable to share and evolve. Melanie recognizes that coming to therapy is a big step for some, and she acknowledges that both everyday life and big transitions can be difficult to manage. She is here to help navigate these transitions and changes.
Melanie received her Bachelor of Science from Penn State University and Master’s Degree in Social Work from Columbia University. During her ten years in New York City, she gained significant experience working in school settings, outpatient mental health clinical settings, and Adult and Pediatric inpatient hospitals.