Melinda Jacobs, MSW, LSW
Hello! I am a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) who has earned a Master's Degree in Social Work from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland Ohio and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Penn State University in Pennsylvania. My experience includes working with all ages from childhood through senior living. I have helped individuals who suffer from depression, anxiety, neurocognitive decline, personality disorders, and substance use/abuse disorders. I have training to include working with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-focused Brief Therapy, and Family Solutions Therapy, among others. I do not assign myself to one specific form of therapy or intervention as each individual is unique and as such, each application of interventions must be unique as well. I mix and match depending on the client area of need and personalized fit.
I base my therapeutic approach on the belief that you are the professional when it comes to you and I am just here to listen and provide you with tools and knowledge that allow you to understand and progress along your mental health and wellness journey. I work to provide you a safe, non-judgmental, caring, and supportive environment so that you may feel comfortable to explore your mental health needs and feel empowered to create the change that is important to you. Individual experiences and individual problems are unique and hold weight to you alone but it does not mean that you cannot have help in managing that weight. That is where we come in!
Melinda J. LSW is a Pre-licensed Counselor.