ABOUT ME

Melissa Weinberg, LCPC
Owner and Therapist

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why I do what i do

Living with stress and anxiety is miserable. 

I have seen the transformative power clients experience when learning how anxiety works and practicing responding to it differently. I have also wrestled with my own perfectionism and stress. I work everyday to keep my mind decluttered and focus on the things that matter most to me. I'm honored to help others down the same path. I encourage you to explore some of my blog posts to get a more in depth sense of my approach and interests. 

my approach

I am a huge advocate of self-compassion. I want you to treat yourself kindly--with acceptance and patience. Therapy is a vulnerable and delicate undertaking. I also want you to feel better! While developing insight and leaving room to reflect is a hugely important part of the process, I also encourage taking action.

Change occurs through a dedicated practice of incremental actions. We'll work together to understand your specific obstacles, then craft a plan through which you will see tangible progress. We'll strengthen your ability to be resilient and psychologically flexible in the face of life's challenges. We'll probably have some laughs along the way. 

Therapeutically, my work is deeply grounded in evidenced-based approaches with an understanding that science only goes so far in tackling the endlessly complex and nuanced human experience.

Therapy is not one-size-fits-all. That's why it's important to me to offer additional ways to support you best that go beyond the couch.   

The credentials

I hold a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology and am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in the state of Maryland. I have specialized training in the treatment of anxiety disorders (including generalized anxiety disorder, OCD, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder). I have training in and use cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), exposure and response prevention (ERP), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and mindfulness-based cognitive behavioral therapy (MCBT) to help clients liberate themselves from cycles of negative behaviors and thought patterns.

I have worked in both outpatient clinics and private practice settings, helping wide populations of clients, but honed my skills treating anxiety through my work at The Anxiety and Stress Disorders Institute, where I continue to see clients part time. I have completed training through Postpartum Support International on treating perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.

I have also served as an adjunct faculty member at Towson University, teaching counseling and social psychology classes to both undergraduate and graduate students. 

Check out this article on coping with anxiety and this Huffington Post article on social anxiety in which I am quoted! Oh and this one too on the difference between gut instincts and anxiety.