Melissa Mendoza, LMSW

Name:Melissa Mendoza
Specialty:Social Worker—Clinical
Location:51221 Schoenherr Road
Suite 107
Shelby Township, MI 48315
Phone: 586-360-7745
Fax: 586-799-4006
My Direct Ph:  (586) 209-7092

Life certainly isn’t easy. Every one of us—no matter who we are—needs help at one time or another. Whether we are faced with an unexpected tragedy, terrible unforeseen circumstances, trouble coping with the stresses of daily life, struggling with over or under eating, grief following the death of someone you love, trauma after an abortion, or handling a tumultuous love or family relationship, the truth is, we’ve all been there. Why? Because we are all human. You deserve to be happy and your healing is our first step.

I have undergone so many personal obstacles, it was precisely my own tough personal experiences that became the motivation and driving force behind my desire to earn the credentials necessary to help others achieve victory and transform their lives. Upon graduating from Wayne State University with a Masters degree in Social Work (L.M.S.W) and a Graduate Certificate in Social Work Practice with Families and Couples, I was ready to work with my clients, as we embarked upon a journey of healing and life altering transformation. It was always important to me that my clients feel at ease from the very first session thus I hold the therapeutic alliance with clients in a consistent positive regard.

Life is worth living. I specialize in treating females/women. Whether struggling with daily stress, mental anguish, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), substance abuse, chronic pain, emotional/behavioral issues, or with restoring or creating lasting relationships, family discord, a child who is acting out, or anything in between, there’s an answer for you. I implement an individualized and humanistic eclectic treatment approach, choosing from a wide array of evidence-based techniques tailored and customized to address the specific needs of each person.

We may utilize treatment approaches such as:
•Person-Centered Planning
•Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
•Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
•Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
•Art Therapy
•Positive Psychology
•Christian Counseling
•Motivational Interviewing

Just as there are no two fingerprints alike, I also believe that no two clients are alike, and you deserve personalized attention, comfort, and kind-heartedness. Life isn’t easy, but life is worth living. Happiness starts with healing. Let’s begin.

Specializing in Treating: Females

Treating: Depression / Anxiety / PTSD / Persistent Depressive Disorder / Borderline Personality Disorder / Gambling Addiction / Eating Disorders / Body Image Self-Esteem Issues / Anger Control Problems / Grief & Loss

Relationship Discord: Partner Relational Problems, Abusive Relationships (i.e. Psychological & or Physical Abuse) / Blended Families / Family Discord / Co-Dependency

Life Transition: Life After Break-up/ In Divorce Process / Life After Divorce / College Students in Life Transition / Women Balancing Work, School, & Family / Personal Life / Caring for Aging Parents / Career Success Obstacles

Hx of Abuse: Survivors of Physical, Emotional, Sexual Abuse, Neglect, and or Rape / Sexual Assault Survivor

Parenting Issues: A Child Acting Out / An Adolescent Self-Harming / Conduct Disorder / Oppositional Defiant Disorder / Adjustment Disorder

Abaris Behavioral Health
51221 Schoenherr Road
 Suite 107
 Shelby Township, MI 48315
Appointments:  Ph: 586-360-7745
Fax: 586-799-4006

Melissa E. Mendoza, LMSW
Direct Ph:  (586) 209-7092

Appointments Via Online:

Billing/Insurance Verification:  

Ph:  586-360-7745

Wayne State UniversityMastersSocial Work2009
Wayne State UniversityBachelorsSocial Work2008
Wayne State UniversityGraduate CertificateSocial Work Practice w/ Families & Couples2010
NameIssued ByDuration
License Masters Social Worker / License#: 6801091600State of Michigan9/2009 - Present
ProfessionalNational Association of Social Workers2006-Present
Insurance:Accepted Insurances: Blue Cross Blue Shield; Blue Care Network; Co-Finity, Aetna, Alliance, Cigna, Priority Health, Tricare, UHC UBH Messa BCBS Managed, HAP, McLaren
Insurances are accepted, to verify insurance and schedule appointments please call (586)360-7745 wherein our administrators will be happy to serve you.   

Private pay face-to-face sessions and or private pay phone sessions are $150.
I am available for day, evening, and weekend appointments.

Mondays:  12pm-9pm

Tuesdays:  12pm-9pm

Wednesdays: 12pm-9pm

Thursdays:  12pm-9pm

Fridays:  12am-4pm

Saturdays:  Appointment Only

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