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825 Broadway
Raynham, MA 02767
msamartano@comcast.net
Licensed Mental Health Counselor License
Number and State:
5539 Massachusetts
Serving Bristol County

 
Insurances Accepted Include Blue Cross and / or Blue Shield, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, PPOs, PacifiCare & United Behavioral Health

Specialties

Melissa specializes in trauma and PTSD, child or adolescent issues, spirituality, relationship issues, depression, anxiety or fears, ADHD, divorce, domestic abuse or violence, loss or grief, OCD, parenting and dissociative disorders.
Treatment Preferences Orientation:
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Eclectic
Qualifications:
  • School: Ph.D from the University of Sedona specializing in Holistic Counseling,Year Graduated: 2013
  • School: Master's Degree from Lesley University, Clinical Counseling Psychology, Year Graduated: 1997
  • License Number and State: 5539 Massachusetts
  • Years in Practice: 20+Years
  • Average Cost (per Session): $135 - $165
Strategies for Holistic Health and Healing
Holistic psychotherapy is used for people of all ages.  Children, adolescents, and adults.  Many people suffer from stress, depression, anxiety etc., and end up leading unbalanced lives.
Evaluating a person's cultural, physiological, cognitive, behavioral, and spiritual development can help assist in creating ways to achieve optimal health, well-being, and peace of mind.
Holistic Health and Healing
Some tools Melissa uses in her practice are:
  1. A psychotherapeutic approach aimed at assisting the individual to explore their inner life.
  2. Stress Reduction techniques such as mindfulness meditation, imagery, and guided visualizations.
  3. Journaling
  4. Stream of consciousness writing
  5. Breathing techniques
  6. Art and play therapy for children and adolescents.
  7. Parenting consultation and family therapy.
Effects on Physical and Mental Health
  1. Simple breathing techniques can be relaxing, lower blood pressure, calms emotions, and clears thoughts.
  2. Reduction in mental and emotional stress including worry, anxiety, compulsive and impulsive behavior, racing thoughts, confusion, and many forms of acting out behaviors.
  3. Increase in creativity and self-expression.
  4. Reduction in muscular tension, indigestion, and headaches caused by stress and insomnia.
  5. Increase in self-awareness, peace of mind, and a balanced life.

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