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Services Offered at Synergy

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Individual psychotherapy can be a way to gain insight into oneself, obtain needed emotional support, engage in problem-solving, and work to change behaviors and ineffective relationship and social patterns. Clinical work is approached from an integrative perspective and Melissa is able to pull from a variety of therapeutic techniques to foster change with patients. 

Couples therapy can provide a safe space to process important issues which arise in relationships and allow partners to learn and grow together. Melissa can assist with important relationship building skills, such as conflict management, communication, and empathic attunement. 

The family unit can be viewed as a system of interconnected parts, with each member serving an important role. When difficulties arise in a family, having support, guidance, teaching, and modeling can allow helpful change to occur, which benefits the family as a whole. Melissa uses a Family Systems approach with integrative techniques to support families as they work through challenges.

Group therapy is a hidden gem among psychological services that many people have not discovered. The group becomes an important environment for connection, support, feedback, and learning which can lead to great personal change. Melissa helps members learn to trust, grow, and try new ways of relating to others through careful guidance and modeling.

Consultation can offer individuals, families, and professionals the benefit of identifying the best approach to tackling whatever personal or practical matter is at hand. Melissa's background and knowledge in both counseling and social work afford her the opportunity to bring useful perspectives to problem solving.  Melissa's consultation and case management can involve many components, including psycho-education about particular issues or diagnoses, and instruction designed to enhance parenting, conflict management, communication, and service coordination. 

Melissa can accept insurance plans, and she also accepts out-of-network, private pay and sliding scale options. We try to ensure that any clients who contact her can be offered services in our setting. If she cannot meet your needs she will offer referral information to help you get your needs met. Please ask for various options when inquiring so that she can work to meet your needs. 
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