Meet Melissa Wesner, LCPC - Lifespring Counseling Services Founder

Melissa is not accepting new clients at this time.

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Hello! I’m Melissa Wesner, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and founder of LifeSpring Counseling Services. In working with me, you can rest assured that you will be working with a counselor who is up-to-date on research and interventions in my areas of specialization.

With specialized training in Brainspotting, I help my clients work through trauma, depression, anxiety, anger, and difficult life circumstances. I offer a safe, nonjudgmental space where I introduce coping strategies to help people feel more in control of their thoughts, feelings, actions and circumstances. In general, I work with individuals who are motivated to make change, pursue personal growth, and live life with intention.

I’m known among my clients and colleagues for being supportive, empathetic, and patient while also providing accountability and challenge. In working together, you can expect that we will look at lifestyle balance and overall wellness.

We delight in the beauty of the butterfly but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.
— Maya Angelou
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Specialties:

  • substance use

  • trauma

  • depression

  • anxiety & stress

  • deployment related concerns

  • Brainspotting

  • anger management

  • Life Transitions

  • Immigration & Acculturation stressors


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Availability:

Tuesdays: 9:00-5:00 PM

Wednesdays: 9:00-5:00 PM

Thursdays: 9:00-5:00 PM

Payment & Insurance Information:

Melissa is in network with CareFirst Plans.

Cash, Check & Major Credit Cards are all accepted as payment.

Fees:

intake session $140

Individual therapy $120

Evening/Weekend Sessions +$15

Clinical supervision: $100


I am a Gottman Bringing Baby Home Program Educator and a Gottman 7 Principles for Making Marriage Work Leader. I have received specialized training in EMDR and Brainspotting, and I am now a Certified Brainspotting Practitioner. I have also completed the level 1 trauma training through the Ferentz Institute.

In my free time, I volunteer with Back on My Feet Baltimore, the American Red Cross' Services to Armed Forces program, the Pro Bono Counseling Project, and the Intercultural Counseling Connection


My Educational Background:

I have a Master of Science in Counseling from Johns Hopkins University as well as a Post-Master's Certificate in Spiritual and Existential Counseling & Therapy. My counseling history consists of 7 years' experience working in drug and alcohol treatment with medication assisted therapies such as Methadone and Suboxone.  Additionally, I have provided crisis intervention services in the emergency department and worked as a faculty member at Towson University.

Over the past five years, I have been growing my private practice, LifeSpring Counseling Services, where I strive to provide quality counseling services to individuals who are committed to growth and change.

Contact Me:

If you are interested in working with me, please call (410) 205-5123, email me directly at melissa@lifespringcounseling.net, or schedule via the online appointment link below:

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Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way
— Victor Frankl

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