Melissa Aldrich, M.S.W., L.M.S.W., is a licensed clinical social worker specializing in children, adolescents, young adults and families. She has extensive experience in outpatient settings and has worked in the Farmington School District, along with several other school districts in the area.
Mrs. Aldrich is a kind, caring and compassionate therapist dedicated to helping others. Her areas of specialty include, but are not limited to, adjustment challenges, Asperger’s Syndrome, behavioral problems, anxiety, divorce, trauma, ADHD, social skills training, bullying, depression, domestic violence, sexual abuse, grief and loss, mood disorders and school related issues. Mrs. Aldrich has experience providing individual therapy, family therapy, play therapy, parent-child psychotherapy, crisis intervention, therapy using art therapy technique’s, sand tray therapy as well as providing consultations with schools. Mrs. Aldrich has developed and facilitated child and adolescent support groups for trauma and PTSD, grief and loss, divorce, friendship, anger and social skills.
Mrs. Aldrich’s approaches each individual case as unique and her treatment approach is collaborative and tailored to the specific needs of her clients. She believes in the importance of creating a warm and inviting space where the client feels safe and comfortable, which she believes can be the success of therapy, healing, change and growth.
Mrs. Aldrich received her Bachelors of Science degree in Social Work from Eastern Michigan University where she graduated Summa Cum Laude and holds a Masters in Social Work degree from Wayne State University, where she graduated the top of her class. Since graduation she continues to do postgraduate coursework and various types of trainings in the area of children, adolescents and families. Melissa completed training with TLC, The National Institute for Trauma and Loss and Children and helped participate/facilitate a research program within the school system, from this she has gained great insight into Trauma and uses their interventions to treat and work with Traumatized Children, Adolescents and Adults. She is working towards and is working towards becoming a certified trauma specialist. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW).