Melanie Sipes, LGPC
Practicing Since: 2015
Issues Served: Addiction (Substance Dependence i.e. drugs/alcohol), Anxiety/Panic, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Blended Family, Chronic Illness/Pain, Codependency, Depression, Divorce, Geriatric, Grief/Bereavement, Infertility, Infidelity, Loss/Abandonment, Marital/Premarital, Miscarriages, Personality Disorders, PTSD, Self-esteem/self-worth, Self-harm, Suicidal Ideation, Trauma
Special Populations Served: Adolescents, Adults, Same-Sex Relationship, Transgender
*Offers Video Counseling
What Clients Can Expect: Melanie uses a person-centered approach incorporating Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and mindfulness techniques as well as methods drawn from decision making skills, communication skills and stress management. Melanie practices from a supportive, solution-focused approach to allow for the client to meet his/her goals and specific needs.
About: Melanie’s prior experience includes intensive outpatient treatment/psychotherapy with clients struggling with depression, anxiety, bi-polar disorder, personality disorder, PTSD, anger management, self-esteem issues, major life changes, grief and loss, and substance use/abuse. Melanie enjoys working with clients using a compassionate and collaborative approach; the client is part of their own treatment team. Melanie tries to meet the client where they’re at by utilizing a variety of therapeutic interventionsthat are appropriately tailored to each client. Melanie sees therapy as a collaborative approach with her contributing my professional input foundationally to help clients achieve their goals.