Melanie Zentz, EMDR TRAINED, LPC
- Addiction / Substance Abuse
- Anger Management
- Art Therapy
- Bipolar Disorder
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Divorce Adjustment
- Domestic Abuse / Violence
- Eating Disorders
- Grief / Loss
- Identity Issues
- LGBTQIA+ Issues
- Men's Issues
- Personality Disorders
- PTSD / Trauma
- Relationship Issues
- Sexual Assault / Abuse
- Sexual Problems
- Solution-Focused Therapy (SFBT)
- Suicidal Ideation
- Women's Issues
Education & credentials
- Master of Social Work, Wayne State University, 2018
- Fully Licensed Professional Counselor, State of Michigan, 2021
- Trained in Art Therapy from Wayne State University
- Trained in EMDR Levels I & II
Each person is unique in their own way, and because of this, they may need a unique approach to therapy. I look at the therapeutic relationship as a team: we can collaborate together to work on any issues that may be troublesome. You are the expert on your life, and I am here to help you navigate that life by providing a non-judgmental space, helping you to create change from within. I view therapy through a person-centered lens while using interventions pulled from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), EMDR, and solution-focused therapy (SFBT). Another big part of my practice is using Art Therapy to encourage clients to feel comfortable and able to express themselves on many levels. There is nothing quite like the power that art has in the healing process!
One of my favorite quotes, “Change your thoughts and you can change your world” by Norman Vincent Peale, really inspires me to help clients realize hope for the future. The change comes from you, and we can start that process within the therapy room.
What do you love doing more than anything in the world?
Well, there are so many things to choose from, and it is hard to pick, so I’ll go with one I don’t do very often and say getting my hands in some clay and sculpting!
What is the self-care strategy you use most often?
Exercise and making art. Over time, I have realized how important movement and exercise are for my own mental health.
What was your dream job in elementary school?
I am pretty sure my first dream job was very similar to many others in elementary school: I wanted to be a veterinarian. I just love animals, and a job around them all day sounded great!
What is your favorite movie of all time?
I’d have to say “Up” is one on the top of my list. It is wholesome, makes you laugh, and makes you cry.
Describe your ideal vacation. Has it happened yet?
I have always wanted to travel to different parts of Europe, especially Italy. There is just so much beauty to see. It hasn’t happened yet, but it is on the bucket list!
What is the most delicious meal you can imagine?
I am a sucker for trying weird and creative burgers- and can’t forget the sweet potato fries!