Melissa Pilarski, MA
Provides services in Butler Office
Virtual Appointments Available
Sliding Scale Program
Clients will feel a sense of caring and unconditional positive regard when in session with me. I recognize there is a delicate balance between being an empathetic listener and expert coach of skills; I hope to bring a collaborative approach to our work together. Clients have told me they feel supported by me without feeling that I have an “agenda” for them.
I am most passionate about working with younger children and their parents, as well as individual adults. I have experience guiding clients through a variety of mental health concerns including attachment issues, trauma, depression, anxiety, phobias, behavioral concerns, ASD, and relationship issues.
My graduate school training included a family, relational, and systems orientated approach to treatment (context and environment matters!). After graduation I chose to have additional training in EMDR Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, and Play Therapy. I celebrate diversity, and aim to create a safe space for everyone to work towards positive changes. My treatment approach is client-centered; I believe everyone is born with the capacity to emotionally heal themselves and I am here tooffer support and guidance on your journey.