Melenda Kunst

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Availability

In Eastern Time

How does collaboration with other providers play into your work?

Collaboration is necessary for clients to receive the best possible treatment. There has to be a team effort as it is one of the key components in the therapeutic relationship. Both the client and the therapist need to work toward the same goal to achieve success.

In what ways does your personality influence your approach to therapy?

I am extremely open-minded and I connect well with my clients. It is important to know that I do not judge anyone regardless of what their history entails. We are all unique individuals and everyone has the right to be treated with respect in a non-bias way. In addition, I am patient. People need to go through the therapeutic process at their own pace so they may heal.

What do you think is the biggest barrier today for people seeking care?

I believe taking the first step in seeking therapy is difficult for most. When someone finally commits, then the financial aspect is a huge barrier. People are currently having a difficult time with finances. Therefore, I like to keep my rates affordable so I may assist as many people as possible.

Specialties

General Expertise

Fees

$55

First Session

$100

Family Therapy

$75

Couples Therapy

$25

Group Therapy

$60

Individual Therapy

Types of Therapy

Family Session

Individual Session

Couples Session

Group Session

Clientele

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Strength Based Therapy

Marriage and Family Therapy

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

Person-Centered Therapy

The Gottman Method

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Training / Certifications

EMDR

TF-CBT

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

Masters in Social Work, Barry University

BA in Elementary EDU, FAU

Licensure

FL, LCSW, ISW15524

Work History

My work experience is in mental health, substance use, individuals, couples, groups, families and with trauma clients as a primary therapist/clinician. I have also worked in in a maximum security mental health prison as a therapist. Prior to that I worked in elementary education.

Location

Westview Plaza II - 1860 SW Fountainview Blvd. Suite #26, Port St Lucie, 34986, FL