Our primary mission is to empower our clients to take control of challenging/ difficult areas in their lives through the use of skill-based, present-focused, goal-oriented, and scientifically-proven treatments.

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS):

In the diagnosis and treatment of this syndrome, many women will face challenges including conflictual medical data, symptoms that are not always responsive to medication, symptoms that cause shame and often trigger feelings of defectiveness, barriers in relationships (including fertility issues), feelings of invalidation and loneliness with the diagnosis, challenges around meal planning and nutrition, body image concerns, and feeling out of control of one’s body. Melissa has treated women with this diagnosis and has a wealth of knowledge on this subject.

In working with a medical doctor and a dietitian familiar with PCOS, hope can be created to help accept this diagnosis and to feel some relief through therapy and shared experiences with peers or supports.

Self care: what it really is & why you need it

Self care: what it really is & why you need it

“Just do some self care!” is advice you might hear a lot, but we would never give – and here’s why. There are so many misconceptions about self care. In the US, we so often glorify busy-ness and it can be hard to fit in something we perceive as self-indulgent to that schedule. Self care… […]

Insert Yourself: Getting Comfortable With Discomfort to Reach Your Goals

Insert Yourself: Getting Comfortable With Discomfort to Reach Your Goals

Years ago, I was sitting with a mom and her daughter discussing how anxiety can limit opportunity, and the mom said to her, “You have to insert yourself.” It’s a simple statement, but it’s stuck with me because so often, women don’t! Whether it’s a job opportunity, a date, or an event, women frequently stay… […]

Mirrors, memory, and Why Body Checking Doesn’t Work

Mirrors, memory, and Why Body Checking Doesn’t Work

Why is checking the mirror for weight gain inaccurate and unhelpful for people struggling with body image? This can be answered with one word, spiders. Well maybe not spiders exactly, but the research that has been done on people who are fearful of spiders can tell us a lot about what how we see what… […]

Why We Need Continued Conversation About Sexual Misconduct

Why We Need Continued Conversation About Sexual Misconduct

  In lieu of the recent current events regarding the entertainment industry and sexual assault, some of us might be wondering, “Why are we hearing so much about this lately?” or “Why is this a big deal?” Admitting that you are confused about why this is, in fact, a big deal this is not necessarily… […]

Things Are Not Always What They Seem

Things Are Not Always What They Seem

How selective perception and cognitive dissonance attribute to low self-esteem Often when mental health is discussed, the concept of self-esteem is also part of the conversation and for good reason.  The vast majority of articles published on self-esteem argue that high self-esteem is positively correlated with psychological well-being. However, we don’t need a research article… […]

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Ardmore, PA 19003

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