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Melissa D. Scwartz, LCSW, LMFT


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Melissa Schwartz, LCSW, LMFT

Center for Individual and Relational Development

Address: 12773 W. Forest Hill Blvd., Suite 214,
Wellington, Florida 33414

Phone: (561) 791-7741

 About Melissa:

As a busy mother, wife and   professional, I understand the importance of maintaining a healthy marriage   as the basis of one’s personal and family life. I also understand the   challenges as well. As a clinician, I work from a systemic perspective,   meaning that I work with the whole family (in some contexts) or with the   people involved with the "problem". I work from an empowerment   model with the goal of teaching my clients new ways of perceiving their   problem, as well as adopting healthier coping and communication skills so   they can make their desired changes. I believe the client is not the problem,   the problem is the problem, and we will work together to decrease any form of   anxiety and/or depression you have about the issue you are experiencing. I   feel all people need feedback and support throughout their lives and I   believe coming to counseling is a healthy, and positive way of empowering   yourself to change for the better. I am an oppression sensitive therapist. I   take into account my client's strengths, work from a mutual respect model,   and recognize that my client's gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, class,   race, religion, and health, all impact how the client perceives and   experiences his/her issue. I have experience working with a multiplicity of   issues including: depression, physical abuse, sexual abuse, domestic   violence, marital/couple counseling, divorce & remarriage, child   behavioral problems, anxiety, trauma (PTSD), eating disorders, sexual   orientation/sexual identity development, and low self-esteem/assertiveness   training. I specialize in the treatment of couples and families.        


B.S., University of Florida,   Rehabilitative Counseling; Gerontology, 1994
M.S.W., Florida State University, Clinical Social Work, 1996
Post Graduate Marriage and Family Counseling Certification, Gainesville Family   Institute, Marriage and Family Counseling, 1998

License/Certification in   Marriage and Family Therapy *

Licensed Marriage and Family   Therapist, Florida - License # MT-1796

Other Licenses/Certifications   *  

L.C.S.W., Florida, SW0005422

Voluntary   Certifications/Awards/Memberships/Publications  

I am actively involved   professionally within the community and have presented at multiple state wide   conference on various subjects including: in-home family therapy,   step-families, working with Court ordered therapy and the Department of   Children and Families, working with gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, transgendered,   and questioning youth and their families in therapy.
I received my clinical membership to AAMFT in 1999.

Office Information

 I accept most major forms of insurance. I am available weekdays, including evening hours. Please call (561) 791-7741 to arrange an appointment.

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