This group is for teen girls who are experiencing symptoms of anxiety. This group will work on coping skills; identifying and implementing. The group will also work on overall communication skills; to build relationships and also work on being able to advocate for self and speak up and ask for needs to be met/heard.
Melissa True is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker located in Fort Worth, TX. Melissa aims to give her clients the perspective and the tools they need to grow their mental health. By giving them these tools, clients can continue their journeys outside of session. Many of Melissa’s clients suffer from the impacts of anxiety, depression, and the aftereffects of trauma. Often, individuals who have experienced trauma will have difficulty connecting with others, sleeping at night, managing their emotions, and more. This can sometimes lead to substance abuse or toxic relationship dynamics.
Melissa’s approach to therapy draws from many different evidence-based therapy modalities, including Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). She teaches clients techniques to decrease instances of becoming overwhelmed by their emotions, including deep breathing, distraction, and reflection. Clients also learn how to assess their thoughts for assumptions and cognitive distortions, which can lead to distressing emotions. She does this in a trauma-informed way, making sure that all clients feel safe during their sessions.
Melissa earned her Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Southern Maine. She is a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional, a Clinical Telemental Health Provider, and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. She takes a strengths-based perspective when she works with clients, emphasizing the role that each client’s unique strengths can play when it comes to growing mental health.