Melanie L, LPC

Department Lead of Social Work, Therapy Case Manager
Blue Bird Day Employee Since 2023

Credentials and Certifications

  • Nonviolent Crisis Prevention

Clinical Expertise

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Emotional Regulation/Social Emotional Skills
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy

My Story

It is rewarding to help a child make a friend, advocate for themselves or engage further with friends and family. I have previous experience working with children, adolescents and adults with anxiety, depression, mood disorders, autism, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and have seen the importance of early intervention. I continue to work collaboratively with my clients and their families to aspire them to find their strengths and provide them with the tools to positively change their lives. I have helped clients develop crucial skills necessary to enhance emotional regulation and social communication goals in order to thrive in school, at home, and in their communities.

My Education

Bachelors of Arts in Psychology,
University of Hartford

Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology,
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

My Professional Goals

  1. I look forward to collaborating with other disciplines and families to help provide a supportive, positive, and holistic approach.

Blue Bird Day

Blue Bird Day fosters socialization, sensory regulation, and pre-academic learning in children ages 2–7 years in therapeutic rotations that simulate  preschool and kindergarten settings. Our compassionate therapists practice a relationship-based and family-centered approach, provide parent training, and collaborate on goals and individualized intensive treatment plans for your child.

We believe in a collaborative and multi-disciplinary team approach to therapy.  A team of occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, dietitians, developmental therapists, behavioral therapists, physical therapists, and therapeutic assistants are created for each child to ensure child and family are fully supported and the best possible results are achieved.  

Options for individualized, group and virtual therapy sessions are available as well. 

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