Melissa Arbanas

LMSW, CAADC

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Patient Ages

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Child
  • Older Adult

Melissa is a Licensed Master’s Level Social Worker (LMSW) and Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC). She earned both her Bachelor’s and Master’s level social work degrees from Grand Valley State University.

Melissa began her social work career as an inpatient case manager with Pine Rest. She has worked with all need levels both within and outside of hospital-based services. She is also a skilled group therapist, specializing in cognitive behavioral therapy, DBT skill education, strengths-based solution focused therapy, and motivational interviewing.

Her passion lies in working with individuals coping with chronic mental health conditions such as anxiety, panic, depression, suicidal thoughts, bipolar disorder, psychotic disorders, schizophrenia, gender dysphoria, substance-related disorders, personality disorders, trauma and stress-related disorders. She is a fierce advocate for human rights, social justice, equality, respect and compassion.

Melissa Arbanas participates in the Diversity Collective.

Specialties

Treatment

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Co-occurring Disorders (Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders)
  • Depression
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Personality Disorders
  • PTSD/Trauma/Abuse

Articles

Mental Illness Stigma Keeps People From Seeking Help. Our Support Can Make a Difference.

Mental Illness Stigma Keeps People From Seeking Help. Our Support Can Make a Difference.

October 2 – 8, 2022 is National Mental Illness Awareness Week. Half of all lifetime cases of mental illness in the U.S. begin by age 14 and 75% by age 24. Yet, the average delay between onset of symptoms and intervention is 8-10 years....

The Different Faces of Depression

The Different Faces of Depression

  October is Depression Awareness Month With over 300 million experiencing depression worldwide, it is one of the most common mental health conditions that exists. Depression affects people of all ages, ethnicity, race, gender and income levels....

Tips to Help Your Middle School Student Develop Good Study Habits

Tips to Help Your Middle School Student Develop Good Study Habits

Middle school is more academically rigorous than elementary school. Homework becomes more intense and may take a couple hours each night. Teens may need extra support in the beginning of the year as they learn to make this adjustment. Parents, you...

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