While we offer numerous types of counseling we specialize in trauma therapy. We also help individuals struggling with:
Please note that this list does not include all the types of therapy services we provide so contact our office to talk with someone about your specific concern.
We only work with individuals age 13 and older.
"When something bad happens, you have three choices. You can let it define you, let it destroy you, or you can let it strengthen you."
We offer several mental health assessments such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, anger, personality spectrum, addiction, and personal safety.
We offer psychological evaluations to individuals needing an assessment for child custody hearings. These need to be scheduled as soon as possible since they involve not only several assessments that must be completed but also an in-person session with the therapist. We suggest scheduling these at least 2-months in advance.
The report is then released to the individual and/or attorney. These evaluations require a cash payment in advance, no exceptions. See the Mental Health – Counseling Fee page for costs.
We offer 1-free hour of Mental Health services weekly to a veteran. We understand that individuals, who have served & their families may need help dealing with the effects of wartime service. We want to help by offering a variety of mental health services to address your needs. No insurance billing, it is completely free. Please contact us to see if one of these weekly sessions are available. If you know of someone in another location that could use this service, have them look for a local provider on the Give An Hour website: www.giveanhour.org/
Link to an article about our program: http://lowellbuyersguide.com/local-business-takes-part-in-the-give-an-hour-program-p1547-89.htm
We understand that it can be difficult to afford quality services. So, we offer limited reduced rate spots based on household income. Proof of income for all members in the household is required. Contact our office to see if a spot is available and if you qualify.
While we always relay to clients that we prefer they don't write testimonials due to privacy concerns, sometimes they still post them on the internet. Here are a few currently out on the web:
Sue S - posted on Google
Melissa is such a caring therapist. She has a different approach and outlook compared to other counselors I have worked with. She helped me move past my trauma and really helped me when other therapists couldn't. I highly recommend her, she is fantastic!
Posted by anonymous - Melissa is the best therapist I could have asked for. I've had counseling in the past but never got the help I needed. All I can say is she changed my world for the better!
I saw Melissa, my therapist, for chronic pain management and anxiety. She was so patient and kind, trying different techniques until we found ones that worked for my issues. I used to have daily anxiety episodes but since ending my therapy almost a month ago, I have only had a couple anxiety attacks and now I have the tools to get through them. I am now living my life and not letting my pain and anxiety keep me disabled. I highly recommend this therapist!
We operate on a fee-for-service basis (private pay only). Payment is due at the beginning of each session by cash or check. We don't accept credit cards. We do not bill insurance. It is important to check with your insurance company before attending therapy to determine reimbursement requirements.
$125.00 per hour
This first initial meeting session is one hour in length. Intake forms are emailed and completed by the individual before the first meeting.
$100.00 each 50-minutes
50 minutes in length
$125.00 per hour
One hour in length
You may be asked to complete various mental health assessments to aid in your therapy goals. You have the right to refuse any recommended assessment.
Various tests are offered and may include assessments for anxiety, depression, ADHD, anger, personality spectrum, addiction, and personal safety. Includes the cost of interpretation by the therapist.
This is a achievement test which measures an individual's ability to read words, comprehend sentences, spell, and compute solutions to math problems. This includes administration time. However, it does not include the scoring and test interpretation time of the Consultant-Test Administrator.
The COPSystem is a career awareness program consisting of three measures – interests (COPS), abilities (CAPS), and work values (COPES). Results are keyed to major sources of occupational information, related activities, skills, college majors, school planning and available training programs. Includes cost of scoring by the Consultant-Counselor.
These are for custody hearings. We do not do competency evaluations for criminal trials. The price includes all assessments, the session with the therapist, and the report. If testimony is needed at your custody hearing there are additional hourly costs involved.
This includes all assessments, assessment interpretation, session with the therapist, and the final report.
125.00 per hour
This includes preparation time, drive time, wait time, testimony and all other time associated with testimony. A retainer is required in advance for testimony services.