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.
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 & Memberships
American Society of Reproductive Medicine
Certificate in Maternal Mental Health
CBT for Perinatal Mood Disorders
Grief and Grieving
Bachelor of Arts, Millersville University
Masters of Science in Clinical Psychology, Millersville University
"Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we'll ever do."
Individual Therapy, Fertility Consultations, Bariatric Evaluations & Support Groups
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.
Dr. Jennifer Collins and I are available for fertility consultations for individuals or couples using donor gametes for assisted reproduction as referred by a fertility doctor. All fertility consultations are virtual.
Dr. Jennifer Collins is available for bariatric evaluations that are required for bariatric surgery. All bariatric evaluations are virtual.
See "Support Group" menu button for information about current groups.
Depression & Anxiety
Lack of Motivation or feeling "stuck"
Maternal Mental Health:
Postpartum Depression & Anxiety
Pregnancy Emotional Health
Fertility Treatment Support
Highmark, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, UPMC, Capital, and
Quest Behavioral Health. *Fertility Consultations and Bariatric Evaluations are not covered by insurance. Good Faith Estimates will be provided for OON and self-pay clients.
I also accept self-pay clients. There are many benefits to receiving therapy without utilizing insurance benefits, information can be found here: http://livingwellcc.net/paying-privately-vs-insurance
Intake Session: $145
Therapy Session: $120
*Fertility Consultation: $275 Couples, $225 Individual
*Bariatric Evaluation: $250
*Not covered by insurance
Missed Appointment/Late Cancel Fee: $85
Please feel free to reach out, I am happy to answer any questions.
313 W. Liberty Street, Suite 272
Lancaster, PA 17603
*Free parking on premise