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Last updated: 3/16/2015

Melissa K Nicholson, MSW, LMSW (616) 719-0194
Last Updated: 3/16/2015
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Degrees:
MSW

Years of Experience: 4+

Gender: Female

Languages Spoken or
Translation Services:

English

Licensing:
MI - LMSW [6801092191]

Credentials and Certifications:
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
Certified Social Worker (CSW)
Child and Adolescent Therapist
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Certificate of Intensive Training
Expressive Therapist
Social Worker, Licensed Clinical (LCSW)
Suicide Prevention Specialist

Office and Contact Information
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Adolescent & Family Behavioral Health Services
3501 Lake Eastbrook Blvd SE
Suite 258
Grand Rapids, MI 49546  
http://www.valenciaagnew.com/melissa-nicholson-lmsw/
(616) 719-0194


Office Hours:
Mon: By appointment
Tue: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Wed: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Thu: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Fri: By appointment
Sat: 9:00am - 2:00pm
Sun: By appointment
Average wait time for new clients: Not specified

Response Time to Call:
Weekdays: 1 Day
Weekends: 1 Day

Accessibility:
Access by Public Transportation
Access by Wheelchair
Evening Office Hours
Online Therapy (email, live chat, video)
Video Counseling (Skype, etc.)
Weekend Office Hours

Problems Served (focus areas are bold)
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.)
Addictions/Substance
Adoption/Foster Care
Anger Management
Anxiety/Panic Disorders
Attachment Disorders
Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder
Behavioral Problems
Bipolar Disorders
Child Abuse and Neglect
Couple or Marital Issues
Depression
Developmental Disability
Dissociative Disorders
Domestic Violence
Dual Diagnosis
Eating Disorders
Family Issues
Gender Identity
Grief/Loss
Infant Mental Health
Infertility
Interpersonal Relationships
Life Transitions
Pain Management
Parenting Issues
Personality Disorders
Physical Illness/Impairment
Postpartum Depression
Pregnancy/Childbirth
Psychoses/Major Mental Illness
Psychosomatic
Self Abuse
Sensory Processing Disorder
Sexual Abuse/Rape
Sleep Disorders
Stress
Suicidal Thoughts
Trauma/PTSD
Women's Issues

Treatment Methods and Approaches (focus areas are bold)
Theoretical Approach:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Advocacy
Art Therapy
Behavioral
Behavioral Medicine
Body Centered Psychotherapy
Coaching
Cognitive/Behavioral
Crisis Intervention
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
Dream Work or Analysis
Education Consultation
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
Existential Psychotherapy
Expressive Therapy
Family-Based Treatment (FBT)
Gestalt
Holistic
Humanistic
Information and Referral
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
Jungian
Long-Term
Meditation/Relaxation
Mindfulness Based Approaches
Parent Guidance
Play Therapy
Prevention
Psycho-Educational
Relational
Sandplay Therapy
Short-Term (Brief Treatment)
Systemic

Methods Used:
Couple/Marital
Educational or Psycho-Educational
Family Systems
Group
Individual
Online Therapy
Supervision/Consultation

Populations Served (focus areas are bold)
Age Groups:
Adolescents (13-17)
Adults (26-59)
Children (6-12)
Preschool (Under 6)
Seniors (60 +)
Young Adults (18-25)

Specific Populations:
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics)
Adopted
Caregivers
Children of Divorce
Chronic Illness
College Students
Disabled
Interracial Families/Couples
Military/Veterans
Obese or Overweight
Step Families
Suicidal

Religious and Multi-cultural Experience (focus areas are bold)
Religious Experience:
Buddhist Christian Jewish

Multi-cultural Experience:
African-American Hispanic Italian
Asian Irish Native American
Caribbean

Professional Associations
Association for Play Therapy (APT)
Center for Clinical Social Work (CCSW)
National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
Sidran Institute

Fees and Payment Options
Individual: $110
Couples: N/A
Group: N/A
Family: $110

Sliding Scale: Yes

Accept Credit Card: Yes

Private Insurance or Out of Network: Yes

Free Services:
Community Education
One Hour per week for Military and Families

Insurance:
Blue Care Network Advantage Blue Cross Blue Shield (PPO)
Blue Cross Blue Shield Humana Inc. (PPO)
Blue Cross Blue Shield (Blue Care Network) Meridian Health Plan

Groups
Adult Adoptee Support Group
A support group for adoptees, 18 years of age and older who are interested in connecting with other adult adoptees. Contact me if interested.
Group Focus: Adoption/Foster Care
Grief/Loss
General Issues
Group Status:
Group Type:
Active
Support
Member Age: Adults (26-59)
Member Gender:
Any
Location: Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Phone: (616) 446-5341
Meeting Time: Evening
Meeting Frequency: Every 2 weeks on Monday