I am happy to provide supervision to Michigan LLMSWs.
The following is some background information about me:
Passionate and highly personable clinical therapist with experience providing quality care to children, adolescents, adults, and families with diverse needs in an array of settings: outpatient and inpatient treatment settings, high secure juvenile detentions, schools, as well as community settings. I have the ability to empathize with others and build trust bonds. Since I have undergone so many personal obstacles I am truly able to get inside the minds of those in need; my own tough experiences drive my desire to help others.
I have compassion and understanding for persons struggling with life adjustment, mental health, and substance abuse. I believe an intact therapeutic alliance coupled with utilizing evidenced based practices as well as working with a collaborative multi-disciplinary team is vital for fostering best outcomes for clients to achieve their goals of reaching their cognitive, social, emotional, physical, and or academic best. Dialectical Behavior Therapy is a sound evidenced based therapy that teaches Distress Tolerance; Mindfulness; Emotion Regulation; and Interpersonal Skills utilized to treat an array of issues (i.e. Substance Abuse; Borderline Personality/Traits; Eating Disorders; Anger Issues; Unhealthy Relationship Patterns, ect.). As a proponent of DBT I am interested in utilizing DBT to help clients replace maladaptive coping mechanisms via employing healthy coping mechanisms and learning interpersonal skills to regulate their emotions and develop healthy relationships as well as maneuver through relationship discord, respectively.
Serving: Children, youth, adults, and families with mental health needs, substance abuse needs, family/relationship discord, anxiety, mood disorders, personality disorders, eating disorders, developmental trauma, suicidal ideations/attempts, grief and loss, as well as youth and families with a history of physical, sexual, and emotional abuse and or neglect.
If you are interested in utilizing my services for face-to-face supervision please call me at (586) 209-7092; feel free to connect on LinkedIn as well.
Melissa Elena Mendoza, LMSW