Melissa Anderson, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Melissa Anderson, LCSW, LSATP

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Licensed Clinical Social Worker
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I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 35 years of experience working with people who are struggling with depression, anxiety, grief, substance use disorders, life transitions and other problems. I have worked in various practice settings including private practice, employee assistance programs, substance abuse treatment facilities and mental health centers/facilities.

Therapy can play a key part in the development of goals, identification of roadblocks to achieving those goals and building the tools to bring about change. I bring an integrative approach to help people resolve emotional conflicts, develop self-awareness/acceptance and increase coping skills, constructive behaviors, and thought patterns. I utilize CBT, psychodynamic therapy, and motivational interviewing to assist individuals to face their challenges and improve their overall wellness. I also have many years of experience training and supervising other clinicians.

I believe a warm, encouraging approach encourages emotional growth and creates a space for change. Therapy should be a collaborative, interactive process built on respect for the individual. Within that framework, healing and transformation can occur. I look forward to hearing from you.

Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • Alcohol Or Drug Use/Addictions
  • Anger Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar & Other Mood Disorders
  • Depression
  • Grief & Loss
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Narcissism
  • Personality Disorders
  • Relationships
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress/Stress Management
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Trauma & Ptsd
  • Women's Issues

Therapy Types

  • Client-Centered Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Trauma-Informed Therapy

Community Specialties

  • 12-Step Programs
  • Immunodisorders
  • Single Parents
  • Trauma Survivors

Fees & Insurance

Sliding Scale
No
Pay By
Credit Card, Mastercard, Visa
Insurance Plans Accepted
Aetna
,
Anthem
,
Blue Cross/Blue Shield
,
Cigna
,
Out Of Network
,
Oxford And Oscar Health
,
United Healthcare
,

Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
35
License(s)
License #
state
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
0904002838
Virginia
Alcohol and Drug Counselor
0718000067
Virginia
Graduate School(s)
Degree
Year Graduated
The Catholic University of America
MSW
1991