Many things in life can cause us to feel off balance or not like ourselves. This can include difficult life transitions, lack of motivation, feeling 'stuck', struggles with becoming a mom, fertility problems, or grief and loss. 

When we experience these situations we can feel alone or scared to say how we really feel. I strive to make women feel comfortable and safe so that they can talk about the hardships of life and begin to feel like themselves again. 


About Melissa

Hello, I'm Melissa!
I have over 10 years of mental health experience and I am passionate about working with women and maternal mental health. I feel it is important to help women find their voice and be empowered to make the changes they wish to see.   
My treatment method utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, and other therapy approaches. This style allows women to learn concrete skills and to begin using them immediately. 
Professional Training 
  • Certificate in Maternal Mental Health 
  • CBT for Perinatal Mood Disorders 
  • Perinatal Bereavement 
  • Grief and Grieving
  • Bachelor of Arts, Millersville University
  • Masters of Science in Clinical Psychology, Millersville University

Frequently Asked Questions

Location Questions

Liberty Place is located at 313 W. Liberty Street, Lancaster, PA 17603, north of Franklin and Marshall College and the Barnstormers Stadium. Please use the entrance with the glass doors. The building has two large free parking lots and nearby free street parking as well. My office is located in suite 272.

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Your First Visit

1. Phone Consultation: We will set up a time to speak on the phone where I will gather information. During this brief call it is important to determine whether I am the best person to help you reach your goals. If so, we will schedule an intake appointment. However, if I am unable to provide the services requested I will happily help you find a good match. 2. First session: Plan to meet me in the lobby where I will show you to the office space, suite 272. There is a private waiting room with complimentary beverages and snacks. Once the session begins, any relevant information you feel comfortable sharing will be discussed. During this time we will determine your goals for treatment and the best therapy methods to reach them.

What is CBT and Mindfulness?

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: CBT is a proven treatment to address many concerns including depression, anxiety, and PTSD. It increases awareness and understanding of our patterns of thinking, feeling, and behavior. In therapy, clients learn to change and control these patterns. Mindfulness: This skill allows us to be present in the moment and to break free from the emotional attachment that we place on many thoughts. We do this by practicing a neutral observation of our thoughts and bringing our attention back to this moment in time. Mindfulness has shown to decrease depression, anxiety and improves memory.

What is Online Therapy?

Some people find it convienent to meet when they have the flexibility to talk in the comfort of their home or from a private office space. I use a HIPAA compliant video platform that allows for confidential online therapy sessions.


Postpartum Support International: Postpartum Progress: Postpartum Books: This Isn't What I Expected by Karen Kleiman Good Moms Have Scary Thoughts by Karen Kleiman The Pregnancy and Postpartum Anxiety Workbook by Pamela Wiegartz & Kevin Gyoerkoe What Am I thinking: Having a Baby After Postpartum Depression by Karen Kleiman Miscarriage Support: Grieving the Child I Never Knew by Kathe Wunnenberg Empty Cradle, Broken Heart by Deborah Davis The Prenatal Bombshell by Stephanie Azri Grief & Loss: Tear Soup: A Recipe for Healing After Loss


"Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we'll ever do." 

-Brene Brown

Therapy Services
Individual & Online Therapy 

I use proven treatment methods such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, and other approaches to provide symptom relief.  I am available to meet with clients in-person or through online therapy. 


Women's Concerns: 

  • Depression & Anxiety

  • Life Transitions 

  • Lack of Motivation 

  • Relationship Struggles

  • Feeling "Stuck"

Maternal Mental Health:​​

  • Postpartum Depression

  • Postpartum Anxiety

  • Pregnancy Emotional Health

  • Fertility Treatment Support 

  • Miscarriage Support


Accepted Insurance:

Highmark, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Capital Blue Cross, and

Quest Behavioral Health (usually associated with medical plans like Trustmark or Coresource).

I also accept self-pay clients. There are many benefits to receiving therapy without utilizing insurance benefits, information can be found here:

Service Fees 

Intake Session: $140

Therapy Session: $115

Missed Appointment/Late Cancel Fee: $85


Contact Melissa

Please feel free to reach out, I am happy to answer any questions. 

Liberty Place 
313 W. Liberty Street, Suite 272
Lancaster, PA 17603


*Free parking on premise

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