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 Melissa Tower, MA, LLP

Hello! Thank you for taking a look to see if I might be a good fit for you and your treatment desires. I am a Limited Licensed Psychologist and a Certified Professional Life Coach with a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology obtained in 1998 from Western Michigan University. I have been working as a psychotherapist since 2000. I enjoy working with a wide range of emotional and behavioral struggles. Many times pursuing treatment can be very scary. Thinking about sharing your deepest pain, feels beyond miserable; but fear not as I strive for treatment to always be offered in a comfortable and supportive atmosphere. I offer a highly personalized approach tailored to your individual needs to help attain personal growth. I have thoroughly enjoyed providing support through psychotherapy and life coaching and it has been an honor as a therapist to be a part of the healing and development of other’s lives.

I have experience working with a wide variety of life-adjustments and mental health issues which include: major mood disorders, depression and anxiety, Bipolar, OCD, divorce, parenting support, behavioral control, work and career issues, stress management, family discord, conflict resolution, and specializing in adolescent issues which include: behavioral, identity development, and mentoring.

My clinical orientation/treatment approach is client-centered, psychodynamic utilizing cognitive behavior therapy style with a compassionate, direct approach in personal accountability, self-acceptance, and building a life of abundance through healing from the past and mapping future desires.

I strive to offer opportunities for individuals to live more authentic and meaningful lives. I seek to provide hope and meaningful change. I commit to journey with you in the most authentic and compassionate ways I know how. Whether you are frozen from anxiety, burdened by depression, or bound by self-defeating behaviors, you can expect to receive:

* Quality Services: grounded both in time honored wisdom from the fields of psychology, philosophy, and theology as well as up to date research regarding human behavior and change.

* Non-judgmental Approach: I take to heart the shoes you have walked in and look at each individual’s journey through their window, not mine, without judgment.

* Commitment to Confidentiality: Privacy is a vital part of the therapeutic process. In our exchanges, I will safeguard your personal information just as I do for my face-to-face clients.

* Compassionate provider: committed to your personal growth and your goals.

Under the supervision of Heather Dermyer, PhD License #6301014186



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Counseling In the Pines

Counseling In the Pines

4829 East Beltline NE
Bldg 1, Suite 100
Grand Rapids, MI 49525