Melissa Zawisza

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Melissa Zawisza

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Telehealth Available
Professions: Social Worker
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Clinical Social Worker - 41173
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: $125
Free Initial Consultation
Evening Availability

Offices

Mansfield, Texas 76063

My Approach to Helping

I help individuals dealing with trauma or anxiety find hope. Together we will learn ways to cope with the intense feelings and thoughts. We will figure out coping skills based on your interests. Talking about the issue helps the healing process. Healing doesn't happen overnight. We will discover lessons learned and discuss how to apply those lessons in the future. Here are my tips for therapy: 1) Learn about your interests and incorporate them into the work. 2) Explain the reasons behind the exercises. 3) Discover your "why" and figure out ways to maintain the changes. 4) Identify your support system. 5) Have fun. Yes, the reason to seek out therapy and the majority of therapy is serious and everyone has to laugh sometimes. 6) Figure out ways to maintain the changes and practice self-care.

Here are a few answers to commonly asked questions:
Yes, parents of teens are involved in the process. Outside of parentsguardians, a release of information is required for me to speak to anyone else. Privacy is very important.

Therapy does not last forever. Some people often report some relief after 2-3 sessions. True change happens when you are able to apply the lessons outside of the therapy office. Trauma or mental health issues do not have to define your life. Growth is possible.

More Info About My Practice

Reilly Counseling is 100% online using a secure platform. The rate is $125.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Recent or past child abuse, sexual assault, family violence, and dating violence.
Traumatic Grief
Self-injury
Anxiety
Self-care and self-compassion

What I Say to People Concerned about the Therapy Process

Clearly, I am a fan of therapy because I'm a therapist and also I have real change happen with clients. One of the top questions asked is "How long will this take?" The answer is "it depends". The intake involves getting a snapshot of what brought you to therapy. The follow up sessions focus on learning about the identified issue and learning coping skills. Then we'll dive into the reason for coming to therapy. My approach is to learn coping skills before diving right into the issue. Change does not happen over night. It takes work and practice. Weekly sessions are ideal in the beginning and then we'll move to every other week. People often cite time and money as reasons for not seeking out therapy. It's one hour a week and it does not last forever. Try it out and see how it goes.

Services I Provide

  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    Pre-teens and teens dealing with:
    Child Abuse
    Domestic violence
    Sexual Assault
    Human Trafficking
    Assault
    Dating Violence
    Traumatic grief
    Self-injury
    Anxiety
    Grief
    Life transitions
    Perfectionism

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Perfectionism
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Self-Care
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Worry

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

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