Melissa Benedict, MA, LPC, NCC

Melissa Benedict, MA, LPC, NCC Verified by GLPG


  • School:
    Oakland University
  • Degree:
    Master of Arts in Counseling
  • Additional Certificates:

    Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC)

You are the expert of your life. You are the captain of your ship, but every good captain can use a dedicated and knowledgeable crew. That’s where I come in. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I’m here to help you maneuver around barriers, highlight your strengths, and determine how to use those strengths to navigate your ship where you want it to go.

I have been providing services to children, adolescents, and families in the field of child welfare since 2009. I specialize in issues related to foster care, adoption, trauma, PTSD, and grief and loss. I am also experienced working with depression, anxiety, anger management, self-esteem, career issues, and much more. I have an integrative counseling style that incorporates elements from Strength-based Solution-focused Brief Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Gestalt Therapy. I’m also trained and experienced with Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

Starting therapy can be scary and intimidating, but it can also be empowering and uplifting. Contact me and I can address any questions and concerns you have. Together, we can get your ship back on the course you have planned.

Accepted Insurance

  • Aetna/Cofinity
  • BCBS
  • BCN
  • Beacon Health Options (BHO/VO)
  • Humana Military (Tricare East)
  • MultiPlan
  • Priority Health
  • Total Health Care (THC)
  • UBH
  • Ulliance EAP
  • VA CCN
We verify your insurance benefits and will provide you with a cost estimate prior to your first session.


  • ADHD (Adults)
  • ADHD (Kids)
  • Adoption
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Career Counseling
  • Child Abuse
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Financial Stress
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Grief
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Life Transitions
  • Marriage
  • Mood Disorders
  • Obesity
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Social Anxiety
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Weight Loss
  • Women's Issues


  • Bisexual Allied
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Transgender Allied
  • Vegan Allied


  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma

Session Types

  • Family Therapy with Adults
  • Family Therapy with Kids
  • Individuals

Age Specialty

  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Eclectic
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Gestalt
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Multicultural
  • Person-Centered
  • Reality Therapy
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused