Melissa (Mel) Delizia, LSW
Licensed Social Worker
Mel is a Licensed Social Worker (LSW), a Certified Sand Play Therapist, and a Certified Professional Coach (CPC). She graduated at Monmouth University with her Bachelors in Psychology, and Masters in Social Work. Mel has experience working at outpatient facilities, domestic violence programs, a nursing home, and a crisis center. She has a wide range of experience working with different populations, however her main areas of focus are trauma and the LGBTQ+ population. Mel has worked with clients of varying experiences but mainly focuses on trauma, identity exploration, day to day stressors, anxiety, and parenting issues, Mel works with a wide range of ages, having seen clients as young as three and as old as eighty-five.
Mel works with a client centered approach, believing that each client has individual needs that cannot be met with only one modality. Although Mel uses a variety of therapeutic approaches, she specializes in Sand Play Therapy, which is used with all ages. Mel has been trained in mindfulness practices, trauma focused yoga, creating inclusive spaces, and continues to broaden her knowledge to work with clients on a holistic and integrative approach to mental health care.
In her free time, Mel loves to read, walk by the water, and spend time with her family.