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Melissa Strauss, LPC

Provider Type: Therapist

Provider Gender: Female

Serving: 18-65+

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Melissa Strauss, LPC

Melissa is a Licensed Professional Counselor who specializes in working with children, young adults and families. In addition to her specialties and general practice she has experience working with trauma, ADHD, ODD, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, relational issues, and women’s fertility issues. Melissa earned her Bachelor’s in Science from Penn State University, Masters of Science in Counseling from Villanova University and studied additionally at Villanova and West Chester Universities and gained additional cultural sensitivity studying in Sydney, Australia.

Melissa believes that working on perspective and determination are some of the most important components of successful therapy. She believes that every client has strengths to be utilized in therapy and every day living and works to highlight these. She is skilled in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) from the Beck Institute , CANS (Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths) training and applies “Parts work” when appropriate. She has developed her therapeutic skills working in outpatient and school settings.

In her personal life, Melissa enjoys traveling, trying new restaurants and volunteer work. She is an active member at the Jewish Museum in Philadelphia and is involved with the Council on Brain Injury.

Treatment Areas

  • Addiction/Substance Use
  • ADHD
  • Anger Management / Mood Swings
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Pain/Illness/Severe Health
  • Depression
  • Eating/Weight Concerns
  • Family Counseling
  • Grief Counseling
  • Life Transitions
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Allied Trades
  • CareBridge EAP
  • Cigna - National
  • Compsych
  • First Call
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Quest
  • UBH - National


  • English


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