Therapy with Melina
“For me, I am driven by two main philosophies: know more today about the world than I knew yesterday and lessen the suffering of others.” ~ Neil deGrasse Tyson.
Life can often be confusing, stressful, anxiety-provoking, traumatic, depressing, and any combination of those. My belief has always been if a person has at least one trusted other with whom they can lean on for support during those times, then many folks can make it through. My hope is that, through counseling, you may learn to have more compassion for yourself, process troubling events, and deepen your relationships with others. I primarily work from an Interpersonal Process framework, which focuses on developing a close and collaborative relationship between you and myself.
Additionally, I utilize evidence-based treatment approaches to help you identify, challenge, and replace negative cognitions, and aid you in practicing mindfulness techniques to help ground yourself. Above all, my main priority is to create a safe space where you feel comfortable being your true and authentic self, without fear of judgment, prejudice, or discrimination.
Melina works at our East Ann Arbor location.
About Melina Tumpkin
Melina Tumpkin is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) with experience treating a range of mental health concerns in clients ages 17 through 45 who are from a variety of ethnic/racial backgrounds, socioeconomic statuses, religious/spiritual backgrounds, and ability statuses. Melina has clinical training and experience working with folks in the LGBTQIAA+ community, and those presenting with grief and loss, family-of-origin concerns, identity, sexual trauma, and chronic health concerns. She graduated magna cum laude from Eastern Michigan University with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and received her Master’s degree in College Counseling from Eastern Michigan University as well.
Accepted insurance plans:
- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM)
- Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
- Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO (BCBS PPO)
- Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal
To make an appointment with Melina, fill out the contact sheet below!