Melissa Thompson, LMSW
Niche: LGBTQIA, adolescents/young adults, teachers, athletes
I spent the first decade of my career in Baltimore City Public Schools which armed me with a wealth of knowledge and experience to best navigate our adolescents. With that said, there are few presenting problems or family dynamics I haven’t already seen. During these ten years I began to understand what our children truly need, unconditional regard, acceptance, and safety. I obtained my second master’s degree in
clinical social work and have embraced my transition from teaching to healing. I’ve worked as a school-based therapist as well as an outpatient therapist in a clinic setting.
I provide a supportive, nonjudgmental environment where clients can feel safe to share their story and know they are being seen and heard. Using a holistic, client-centered approach I help folks find self-love, acceptance, and healthy ways to move through life transitions. I use a variety of clinical skills with children. I encourage parents of young children to attend sessions as I model behavioral techniques they can implement at
home. Lastly, I have a special place in my heart for all LGBTQIA teens as I believe only a skilled and seasoned can therapist truly understand the depth of their needs. I integrate a variety of DBT, ACT, CBT, attachment work, mindfulness, and trauma modalities. I hope to become certified in sand tray play therapy!
Melissa has been a social worker and psychotherapist since 2017. She graduated from the University of Maryland with honors. Prior to that she taught and coached at the high school level. Outside of work she enjoys spending time coaching or with her wife, dogs, friends, and family.