Melissa Manninen, PhD, LPC, CAADC

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Mental Health Therapist

My treatment philosophy is deeply rooted in a holistic and client-centered approach. I am committed to creating a space where individuals can overcome challenges, build strength, and lead fulfilling lives. I obtained a master's degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Springfield College in Massachusetts and a PhD in Rehabilitation Counselor Education from Michigan State University.

I've had the privilege of working with a diverse range of individuals, including teens and adults. My focus has been on addressing mood disorders, anxiety disorders, personality disorders, and substance use disorders to support individuals on their paths to recovery. I draw from various therapeutic modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), logotherapy, motivational interviewing (MI), and mindfulness techniques. I believe in tailoring my approach to meet the unique needs of each individual, fostering a collaborative and supportive therapeutic environment.

I utilize evidence-based practices, including CBT-informed techniques, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and motivational interviewing strategies. My goal is to empower individuals on their journey to mental well-being, promoting self-discovery and resilience.