Melissa Dahlgren, LMSW

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Education

  • School:
    Michigan State University
  • Degree:
    Master's Social Worker

Hello, my name is Melissa Dahlgren. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a specialization in working with families. I completed my B.S. degree at Central Michigan University, and Masters of Social Work at Michigan State University. I earned some clinical experience at CMU through both the Speech Therapy Clinic as a student clinician and their summer program as the drama instructor. After discovering my passion for working with families, I interned at the MSU Family Therapy Clinic. I was trained on multiple treatment modalities including Gottman Method, Emotion-Focused Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, The Bowen Method, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing.
I worked with a non-profit agency providing family support and behavioral interventions for individuals with developmental disabilities for 6 years. Part of my duties was providing crisis interventions and trauma-informed support. I served as the Clinical Manager of Residential Services there and provided supervisory duties for a year before assisting another non-profit in the area as their Clinical Manager of Children’s Services.
I functioned as a student success coach providing direct social-emotional support at our local community college for two years. While there I delivered self-management and advocacy skills training, as well as other life skill training as needed. I received additional training in trauma-informed care and made the decision to move to K12 education as a behavior therapist and clinical social worker.
I have worked in schools for the past 5 years in the clinical role. I love working with children and adolescents on self-esteem issues, motivation concerns, as well as anxiety, depression, and anger management, grief support, and community resources. I prioritize in working with the family with my interventions and bring in other family members when needed to work on. I look forward to working with you and your family to help you live your best life.

Accepted Insurance

  • Aetna/Cofinity
  • BCBS
  • BCN
  • Beacon Health Options (BHO/VO)
  • HAP
  • McLaren
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan
  • Priority Health
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
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bullying
  • Career Counseling
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Family Conflict
  • Financial Stress
  • Grief
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marriage
  • Mood Disorders
  • Parenting
  • Pregnancy / Prenatal / Postpartum / Perinatal
  • Premarital
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sensory Processing Disorders
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Social Anxiety
  • Sports Performance
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Thinking Disorders
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Women's Issues

Communities

  • Bisexual Allied
  • Blind Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Sex-Positive / Kink Allied
  • Transgender Allied
  • Vegan Allied

Specialties

  • Relational Issues
  • Life Transitions
  • Anxiety

Session Types

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

Age Specialty

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

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Applied Behavioral Analysis
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Cognitive Processing (CPT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Gottman Method
  • Holistic Counseling
  • Humanistic
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Interpersonal
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychobiological Approach Couple Therapy
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Structural Family Therapy
  • Trauma Focused