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.