Melanie Carter L.M.S.W.

Melanie  is a Licensed Master Social Worker

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Melanie is a licensed Master Social Worker. She became a therapist because she recognizes the strength that each person carries inside them—the strength to change, grow, and live well. She loves to connect and work together with people, helping them add to their own set of life skills.

She is there for the parents trying to juggle kids and self-care, for the kids learning to share their feelings, for teens navigating school stress and friendships, and for young adults stepping out on their own.

Using tools like Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Mindfulness, she guides people to manage their thoughts and feelings better. Her goal is to help people feel more confident and ready to tackle life’s twists and turns.

In their work together, clients will find a safe place to talk and grow. Melanie believes in working side by side to build the kind of strength that keeps you moving forward. When she sees someone unlock their own potential, it’s the best part of what she does.”

 Executive Functioning, Supportive Employment and Education

For over 8 years, Melanie  worked as an Employment Support Professional. Melanie  focused on assisting individuals facing mental or physical health challenges in achieving their academic or career goals. She received certification in this area and brings specific training and honed skills to the table for this purpose.

“ Think of me as a coach to enhance your executive functioning—like improving your ability to plan, stay organized, and manage your time effectively. Together, we’ll discover what motivates you, refine your planning and organizational abilities, and help you approach tasks in a way that suits you best. This can streamline both schoolwork and job tasks, boosting your confidence and making your journey smoother. Let’s collaborate to develop these essential life skills, making school and work more manageable and enjoyable for you! “

Qualifications:

Melanie received her Masters in Social Work from Fordham University and  is a Licensed in the state of New York and Connecticut.  She has experience working with children, adolescence, young adults and adults. Melanie has over 9 years of experience which includes work in community based mental health clinics, private mental health clinics as well as schools and child advocacy centers.  Melanie has received supervision in providing  Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Executive Functioning Supports as well as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Child Centered Play Therapy.

  • Master of Social Work (MSW) from Fordham University – 2021
  • Licensed Master Social Work (LMSW),  New York  – 2023
  • Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW, Connecticut – 2023
  • Certified Employment Support Professional (CESP)  – 2017
  • Child Advocacy Certification – 2011

Toolbox:

  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Child Centered Play Therapy
  • Supported Employment and Education
  • Executive Functioning Skills Training