Melissa Wierema

Melissa Wierema is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with experience working with adolescents and adults from a variety of different backgrounds.  By holding a safe space where people can be heard without judgment, clients can start working towards their individual goals.  Melissa has years of experience working in hospital settings providing crisis intervention and stabilization, and working with individuals and families by providing individualized therapy. 

Knowing that each person brings a unique life experience and circumstance to therapy means each session is tailored specifically to that individual.  Melissa uses an eclectic approach to therapy such as Client-Centered, Solution-Focused, Dialectical Behavioral and Cognitive Behavioral Therapies to best help clients reach their goals.  With Melissa you can expect a warm and relaxed environment where you can be vulnerable while processing struggles, learning mindfulness, and building life skills.

Melissa has experience working with adolescents and adults dealing with depression, anxiety, behavioral problems, mood and psychotic disorders, stress, and self-esteem issues, family conflict, life transitions, communication issues, anger and impulse control, parenting and postpartum concerns, and numerous other struggles.  Melissa is available for telemental health therapy sessions for Illinois clients.  She is also licensed as an LPC in Michigan and available for telemental health therapy for Michigan clients and outdoor therapy for those living in the Traverse City, MI area.