Melinda Jacobs, LSW

Ages

Children, Teen 12-18

Areas of Focus

Academic challenges
ADHD
Adjustment difficulties
Adolescent Issues
Anger Management
Anxiety
Behavior Issues
Depression
Parenting
Self-Esteem

Treatment Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Family Therapy
Mindfulness-Based Therapy
Person-Centered Therapy
Solution Focused Therapy

Service Rate

Initial Session $150
Ongoing Session $125

Melinda Jacobs, LSW

Licensed Social Worker

PENNSYLVANIA

Additional Credentials 

* K12 School Lead

Hi, I am

Melinda!

My name is Melinda and I am a Licensed Social Worker here at Virtual Counselor with the K12 program. I work with children, teens, young adults, and families to aide each client through whatever stresses and struggles they are currently facing. I work with each person from where they are in life by taking the time to build a rapport and learn about who the client is as a person and how life is currently impacting them before empowering them to implement solutions.

How I Can Help...

I have an extensive history in working with families to best support them in their time of need. For several years prior to Virtual Counselor, I worked within homes and Brick and Mortar schools to provide behavior consultation and mobile therapy to children and teens. I have training in many evidenced based treatments however the most implemented is Cognitive Behavior Therapy as well as Solution Focused Brief Therapy and Mindfulness practices.

I work with the client where they are and help them to feel important, validated, and empowered. Together, we work to identify the struggles to everyday life as well as the barriers to feeling worthy, self-confident, and knowing they have much to offer the world. Once identified, we work to create and promote more helpful and positive thought processes as well as solutions to daily barriers including anxiety, depression, and anger.

With all of the stressors of the world and the pressures on today's young minds, it is important to have someone in your corner. I strive to be that person for all of my clients so that they may use what they learn with me and apply it for the purpose of building a healthy, fulfilling, and loved life.

When I am Not at Work....

When I am not at work you can find me planning or enjoying the next camping trip and finding hiking trails to explore. I am very family oriented and try to focus and spend as much time as possible enjoying life with them.