Melissa Farrell, PsyD

Dearborn
Verified by GLPG

Education

  • School:
    Chicago School of Professional Psychology
  • Degree:
    Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.)

I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist specializing in the treatment of Gender and Sexual Minority (LGBTQIA+) clients, particularly youth and families. I graduated with my Doctorate in 2008 after having completed my dissertation in the sensitive treatment of transgender individuals. While there have been many changes in the field, my commitment to providing the best service possible to gender and sexual minority clients remains. Within this population I frequently see individuals and families struggling with anxiety, depression, and trauma as well as other issues related to gender non-conforming or transgender identities such as coming out and transition issues.

My Approach & Values
As humans we each struggle at times with difficult thoughts, feelings, and situations. It is in those times that one can become “stuck” and feel there is no way to move forward. I do my best to help people open up, move toward their values, and be true to themselves.
In order to provide the best treatment possible, I primarily use Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. This therapy is focused on helping individuals and families cope with difficult thoughts and feelings in ways that allow them to move toward their values and live full and meaningful lives.

Accepted Insurance

  • Aetna/Cofinity
  • BCBS
  • BCN
  • Beacon Health Options (BHO/VO)
  • Cigna
  • HAP
  • McLaren
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan
  • TriWest (VA/Veteran's Affairs)
  • UBH
We verify your insurance benefits and will provide you with a cost estimate prior to your first session.

Issues

  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Bullying
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Infidelity
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marriage
  • Mood Disorders
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues

Communities

  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • 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

Specialties

  • Gender Dysphoria
  • LGBTQ
  • Trauma and PTSD

Session Types

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

Age Specialty

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

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Family Systems
  • Trauma Focused

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