Melanie Tomalia, MA, LPC, NCC

Melanie Tomalia, MA, LPC, NCC Verified by GLPG

Education

  • School:
    Central Michigan University
  • Degree:
    Master of Arts in Counseling

Languages

  • English
My name is Melanie (She/her). I am a mental health counselor with over 4 years of experience in counseling. I have worked a lot with individuals who suffer from depression, anxiety, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, ODD, OCD, Anger, Schizophrenia, Borderline Personality disorder, and LGBTQ+ related issues. I earned my Master’s Degree in Counseling from Central Michigan University and am always working to continue my education and expand my ability to help my clients. I provide talk therapy from an existential perspective. Therapy often includes homework assignments. I work to make my clients to feel as comfortable as they can so that they can share their thoughts and feelings with me without fear of judgment. I work to provide a safe space without judgment. The counseling relationship involves the sharing of concerns, feelings, aspirations and personal stories with a skilled professional that help guide the client to process and explore alternative solutions about a particular issue. Counseling is an interpersonal psychotherapeutic practice guided by legal and ethical standards. It provides individuals, couples and families with assessment, evaluation, diagnosis, psychoeducation, and guidance to develop goals and implement a counseling plan. I provide most of my clients with short term outpatient mental health counseling 1-4 times monthly. I have experience with all age groups. I am currently seeing clients from age 10 to 75. It is my responsibility to my clients to provide them with a trusting, respectful, compassionate, safe environment for self-exploration that is free of judgment. I come from an existential perspective. I believe in highlighting capacities and encouraging people to take responsibility for their own successes.

Accepted Insurance

  • Aetna
  • BCBS
  • BCN
  • Beacon Health Options (BHO/VO)
  • Cigna/Evernorth
  • Cofinity
  • McLaren
  • MultiPlan
  • Priority Health
  • UBH
  • Ulliance EAP
  • VA CCN
We verify your insurance benefits and will provide you with a cost estimate prior to your first session.

Issues

  • ADHD (Adults)
  • ADHD (Kids)
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Bullying
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Financial Stress
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Grief
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Social Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues

Communities

  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Gay Allied
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Transgender Allied
  • Veterans

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression

Session Types

  • Individuals

Age Specialty

  • (11 to 13) Preteens / Tweens
  • (14 to 19) Adolescents / Teenagers
  • (20 to 64) Adults
  • (65+) Elders

Types of Therapy

  • Adlerian
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Existential
  • Holistic Counseling
  • Humanistic
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Music Therapy
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Play Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based

Faith-Based Therapy

  • Christian