Registered Clinical Social Work Intern
Are you feeling overwhelmed and like you are all alone? Are you worried that you will never experience happiness, joy, or peace again? Maybe you feel like you are just barely surviving, and you do not want to feel like you need to fight to accomplish daily tasks.
There is good news, you do not have face life’s problems alone. We can work together to help you get from surviving in life to thriving. It shows great strength and courage to reach out for help and start on your therapy journey. I will help you identify and build your strengths and help you learn coping skills that best fit you. I will also help you build healthy boundaries and help you feel safe. It is my passion to help you accomplish your goals and grow in a way that you never thought was possible.
I specialize in helping teens and adults understand the changes that are going on and overcoming the overwhelming number of stressors in their life, and healing from past trauma. I am skilled in creating a safe place for individuals to discuss the difficulties they are facing and to feel that their voice matters. Every individual and family I work with experiences genuineness, acceptance, compassion, and empathy.
Melissa Smetzer, RCSWI, received her Master’s degree in Social Work at Southeastern University, and her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from the University of South Florida. Melissa has experience working with kinship families and experience being a youth leader for five years. She has a passion to help people transition from surviving in life to thriving in life. Melissa uses a humanistic perspective and blends it with emotion focused therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and dialectical behavioral therapy.