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Melissa Charfadi, LPC
I strive to empower people to see their full potential and worth through a client-centered, strength-based approach.

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Melissa Charfadi, LPC

Location

Licensed In

NJ

Approach

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Harm reduction, Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), Motivational interviewing (MI), Solution-focused, Strengths-based

Therapy Style

I have worked with a very diverse group of people throughout my career as I have spent most of my career working, developing, and managing community mental health programs. I have extensive experience working with individuals with anxiety, depression, sexual identity issues, life transitions, burnout, stress management, personality disorders, mood disorders, psychosis, and trauma histories.

I strive to empower people to see their full potential and worth through a client-centered, strength-based approach. I do not believe in a one-size-fits-all approach to therapy; therefore I use a combination approach drawing from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Affirmative Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Mindfulness skills. I think it is imperative that we first formulate a strong foundation for growth through the therapeutic relationship, which is why I strive to create a supportive and affirming space for each person.

Education

MA - Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Rowan University

License Number and State

NJ 00899000

Pronouns

she/her

Why did you become a mental health professional?

I have always had a passion for supporting and empowering others. I found at a young age that I had a pension to question the norms and fight for those that did not have the supports or empowerment to fight at that time. I believe that everyone is able to achieve wellness however they need the right supports to feel empowered enough to attain it.

What are your interests outside of work?

I enjoy spending time with my wife, our child, and dogs. I also have a passion for exploring and traveling, even if it is in our own "back yard". Otherwise, you can catch me at home, binging my favorite shows and crafting.

Favorite organization/non-profit?

I LOVE the Trevor Project for so many reasons, but mostly because I believe they are doing such important work to make sure a vulnerable group of people have the support they need and often lack to continue to live. So many LGBTQ+ youth and young adults feel alone and isolated which puts them at risk for a slew of other issues and hardships. It only takes one person to help change that, and I think the Trevor project helps make that connection!

Do you have any pets?

I have two small dogs (mix breed rescues). Both of my little babies have VERY unique personalities. One of my dogs is very anxious but incredibly smart. She enjoys dancing (literally dancing on her hind legs), jumping higher than my head, and getting her sister in trouble by framing her. She's the brain to this pinky/brain duo. The other dog is a free spirit, who enjoys eating, cuddling, and getting into anything she shouldn't be into. She's my little explorer!