Whole Health Collaborative

260 Center St, Suite 5 & 6, Middleboro, MA, 02346

207-333-8521

mindbodyspirit@sarahdionnelicsw.org

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Melissa Shea, M.Ed, LMHC

Psychotherapist & School Adjustment Counselor

"When we change the way we look at things, the things we look at change." ~Wayne Dyer

Changing our perspective can be a powerful asset in shifting our own actions, interactions and reactions to the challenges and/or stressors of life. Entering into therapy can be overwhelming and a bit scary; but it can also be a great opportunity to understand where you have been, consider where you are in this moment, and to work toward making conscious choices about your path toward the future, where it goes & what it looks like. What changes do you want to make? What goals do you want to achieve? What does it mean to YOU to feel better?

As a therapist I am a collaborator; our work together will be interactive & dynamic. I encourage clients to be open, honest, willing to learn, to grow & change. I will provide you a safe space to explore &challenge how/what you think & feel as well as how you react & respond to everyday stressors with a goal of learning skills & strategies for healthy coping.

I believe my relate-able personality and style allows me to work successfully with a developmental spectrum of individuals and adapt my counseling approach, activities and interventions to meet and address the expressed needs of my clients. I work to create a relationship that is built on mutual respect, trust and acceptance. You will not walk alone.

Contact Melissa:

508-735-2109

kaleidoscopes365@gmail.com

Accepted Insurance Plans

Blue Cross & Blue Shield

United Healthcare

United Behavioral Health

AllWays Health Partners

HPHC

UMR

Optum

Tufts

TriCare

Private Pay/Out of Network Fees:

$125

Sliding Scale Available for Private Pay Clients

Friendship & Relationship Skills for

Young Adults: 

POSTPONED until May/June 2020

Learn strategies that will strengthen your interpersonal skills and create a greater sense of confidence in your ability to connect with others. Learn effective communication skills to improve your adaptability to a variety of social situations and groups. Strengthen your knowledge and understanding of social expectations. Identify interests, events and opportunities to connect with peers.

8 weeks/90-minute sessions

Mondays 5:00-6:30 pm for ages 18+.      

Insurance Accepted and Sliding Scale Available

Call or email for more information.

Friendship & Relationship Skills for Teens

POSTPONED until May/June 2020

 

Learn strategies that will strengthen your interpersonal skills and create a greater sense of confidence in your ability to connect with others. Learn effective communication skills to improve your adaptability to a variety of social situations and groups. Strengthen your knowledge and understanding of social expectations. Identify interests, events and opportunities to connect with peers.

 

8 weeks/90-minute sessions

Wednesdays 5:00-6:30 pm for ages 18+.   

Insurance Accepted and Sliding Scale Available

Call or email for more information.

Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy is widely understood as talk therapy, sitting with a practitioner and solely focusing on our wounds of the past.  Yet, psychotherapy is far more complicated and nuanced. 

 

If it seems that an element of the past is impacting your current life than it is worthwhile to explore.  A psychotherapist is a guide in exploration, processing, and ultimately moving beyond unwanted ties to trauma, difficult experiences or relationships. 

 

However, psychotherapy frequently has nothing to do with the past.  Often it is about releasing damaging beliefs that are hindering your life's movement forward, noticing and changing behaviors that are no longer serving you, gaining insight into who you currently are while gathering a clear picture of who you'd like to be.  The psychotherapist offers ideas, strategies, insight, resources and guidance to support you along your way.

However, when you leave the therapy session you must become your own therapist.  Our time with each individual is brief, therefore, it is the job of the client to take what was accomplished in session forward into daily life to create lasting change.  In this way, with purposeful action, desired change is achieved.

Telehealth available by calling (508) 735-2109

Secure Messaging, Online & Video Services Available through BloomText at (508) 687-6681

Important Notes:

*Some insurance plans will reimburse you for session fees.  Call you insurance provider to find out more.

*Tele-health is not covered by all insurances & can only be billed to Massachusetts State insurance providers.

*Deductibles and co-payments must be paid in full at time of session, payment plans may be arranged if appropriate.